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Finding Dory Inspired Swimming Sessions

This Summer, from Monday 25th July
we will be running Finding Dory themed sessions in partnership with Disney-Pixar and the ASA.

The aim of these fun filled sessions is to build water confidence in a safe and fun environment - they are not swimming lessons. Parents are welcome to come in to the pool with less confident swimmers. 

Source: www.sefton.gov.uk


Sefton Planning Committee Approvals

The following is an extract from the minutes

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer that recommended that the above application for the erection of a two storey extension to the front, two storey extension to the side and rear and a single storey extension to the rear of the dwelling together with the installation of a flat roof to the garage at the front be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.


Sefton Council have approved 2 planning applications in Formby. One in Barkfield Avenue and a second in Larkfield Lane.
Local Councillors from Formby attended the meeting.

NHS and Sefton Council Heatwave Advice

Following the level two heatwave warning from the Met Office health experts and the council are offering tips on how to keep cool and are reminding parents to keep children protected from the sun ahead of the school holidays.

image from www.formby.todayNHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Sefton Council are reminding those with breathing conditions in particular to stay cool and avoid the sun at the hottest part of the day if they can.

The Met Office has issued the heatwave alert, with a 40% risk for the North West and say the highest temperatures are expected Tuesday afternoon. There is an 80% probability of heatwave conditions between 12:00 Monday and 18:00 Thursday in parts of England.

For people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the sun can cause their bodies to go into overdrive as it tries to stay cool. They can become dehydrated and overheat causing the body to perspire, making them feel more breathless than usual. It is advised that they plan their day around the heat if they can so perhaps avoid going outside during the hottest point which are normally between 11:00 and 15:00.

Also, with the school holidays approaching, parents are being reminded to make sure children have plenty of sun protection. It is important to keep them topped up with sunscreen and put hats on them in the heatwave to protect them from the hot weather.
Kati Scholtz, clinical lead at NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said:

It is best for people to avoid the sun where they can and to drink lots of water to keep hydrated. Keeping your house cool will help with the use of fans and also keeping the curtains closed is a good idea. It is important to eat as normal, often the heat makes you lose your appetite but it is vital to keep to your normal diet to replace the salt in food that you lose through perspiring.

If you do become ill during the heatwave we are reminding people to examine their options, there is lots of help out there at your pharmacy and on the NHS 111 number to consider before thinking about going to A&E. Hospitals do become a lot busier when a heatwave hits so it could save you a lot of time.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Sefton Council, said:

image from formbyfirst.typepad.comLike the CCG we are reminding Sefton residents to be careful during the heatwave. We are reminding people to dress wisely for the weather, lightweight, loose fitting clothes are best and wearing suitable headwear and a good pair of sunglasses will really help.

Take cool showers if you get too hot and where possible avoid heavy activity and slow down when walking around. Before planning a day out in the holidays it would be good to check what the weather is doing as you may need to change your plans slightly or make yourself a bit more prepared.

Across the area there are a range of health services to support people if they feel unwell or have any health concerns. There are services which you may be unfamiliar with, but could be more appropriate and convenient for you depending on your specific issue.
For minor ailments and injuries your best route to recover is likely to be self-care such as ‘care at the chemist’.

More information on examining your options can be found here: http://www.southportandformbyccg.nhs.uk/your-health-and-services

For more information on the weather in your area please visit: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=maphttp://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map



Get Active and Sporty in Sefton This Summer

The summer holidays are nearly here and Sefton Council has launched a jam packed calendar of fun filled, sporting activities for children of all ages.

 Street Games, aimed at children and young people aged 8+, launches on July 11 and takes place in parks across the borough, with a brand new session debuting in Duke Street Park, Formby. The long running programme is FREE to attend and attendees can take part in a range of sports, including football, basketball and fitness sessions.

Here's a useful, fun but productive way of using your school holidays.


Sefton Council Explains Park Plans


DSC01778Sefton Council has moved to clarify its position regarding the future of the boroughs parks as it looks to reshape its greenspaces in the face of further budget cuts.

As part of the ongoing evolution of the how the council manage its parks and greenspaces, a brand new draft strategy has been created. The document, which outlines a vision for all of the sites across the borough and how resources will be used moving forward, was set to be put forward for consultation but has been deferred for further consideration.  

via sefton.gov.uk