In the next few weeks Sefton may decide to reduce the scale of street lighting in Formby. The decision to first 'light up Formby' was made in November 1897. Here's how the Liverpool Echo reported the story at the time.
THE LIGHTING OF FORMBY.
Last evening, a public meeting of the ratepayers of Formby, convened bv the Formby Parish Council, was held at the Jubilee Hall, for the purpose of considering the advisability of lighting the township.
Mr. John Formby presided, and there was a crowded attendance. After a long discussion, it was resolved that the roads of the township should be lighted.
(Source: Liverpool Echo - Friday 12 November 1897)
Sefton is asking should 'Council Tax should go up?', clear evidence that hard decisions will be made. Perhaps for the first time in over 100 years the roads of our town will be darker at night.
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