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Get your skates on
Posted Friday 1 December 9.30 am
Enjoy an opportunity to skate, get fit and start to celebrate the run-up to Christmas
Make sure to visit the Formby Fair
Posted Friday 1 December 9.30 am
Posted Thursday 30 November 9.30 am
Winter is finally upon us.
Posted 29 November 9.30 am
Formby and Shale Gas
Formby lies within the boundaries of the Government approved Shale Gas exploration zone. Some licences have already been approved and some local hydro phonic surveys carried out.
This is despite the overwhelming lack of support from the public.
This from the latest House of Commons Library article about public attitudes.
The Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Survey was designed by the government’s British Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department, was circulated to 2,105 people via a random location quota sampling method and conducted through face-to-face at home interviews.
Statistics show that the public’s favoured alternative energy source is renewables. Renewable energy includes energy from a source that is not depleted when used and is naturally replenished.
Posted Tuesday 28 November 10.00 am
Make the partnership work.
Sefton Council and The National Trust have concluded the land transfer at Formby Point. Over the next 2/3 three years changes will occur. This is the opportunity for a partnership between residents and the Trust together, to plan, to map out and to effect those changes.
Here's part of what the National Trust are saying
The National Trust is starting to develop future plans for how we can care for this special coastline in the coming decades. These plans will affect you and the future generations who come to enjoy this special place.
We aspire to improve access, conservation and facilities along this dynamic and ever changing coastline, loved by many and home to rare wildlife.
We want to involve the many people who love this special place in shaping these plans.
If you’d like to comment on anything, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
(For more read yesterday's blog post http://bit.ly/2Achfsb )
Posted Monday 27 November 8.00 am
Lancashire Day Proclamation
When Sefton Borough was brought into being in 1974, Formby was 'moved' from Lancashire into Merseyside, which was a newly inaugurated Metropolitan County Council. Until then, Formby, in common with Liverpool was Lancastrian.
Even today there are many who have never accepted that change, where do your local loyalties lie?
On this day in 1295 the first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament".
The Lancashire Day proclamation is read out by town criers throughout the county on 27th November:
To the people of the city and county palatine of Lancaster
Know ye that this day, November 27th in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Fourteen, the 63rd year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Lancaster, is
Know ye also, and rejoice, that by virtue of Her Majesty's County Palatine of Lancaster, the citizens of the Hundreds of Lonsdale, North and South of the Sands, Amounderness, Leyland, Blackburn, Salford and West Derby are forever entitled to style themselves Lancastrians.
Throughout the County Palatine, from the Furness Fells to the River Mersey, from the Irish Sea to the Pennines, this day shall ever mark the peoples' pleasure in that excellent distinction - true Lancastrians, proud of the Red Rose and loyal to our Sovereign Duke.
GOD BLESS LANCASHIRE
AND GOD SAVE THE QUEEN,
DUKE OF LANCASTER.
Posted Monday 27 November 9.00 am
Southport Hospital showing signs of strain as winter approaches?