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The weather looks promising here in Formby but it can also cause problems. 


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MJ's Live Entertainment: Big Comedy Night

M&Js Comedy Nights

All Tickets £5 - Doors 7 pm, Show 8.00 pm.

Tickets available in advance from MJ's - no booking fee
Call 0151 709 4321. (booking fee)

Shows may contain adult material and strong languauge
Over 18's only.

Tonight's Headliner:  Jamie Sutherland

Liverpool has a history for producing some of the countries finest comedy talent, and Jamie Sutherland can now be added to that fine list

A headline act on the comedy circuit, working for some of the countries finest clubs including Sheffield Last Laugh, Jongleurs, and Comedy Central. Jamie also provides pre match entertainment at Premiership clubs Stoke City, Wigan Athletic

 


Sefton Primary School Admissions

All of Sefton primary school place allocations have been published and families can now prepare their children for the start of the new school year in September.

Primary School Admissions

School Places89% of Sefton residents that applied for a Sefton primary school place have been offered their first choice school.

Letters and emails were sent on national offer day (April 16), informing parents/carers about the offer of a school place for their child for September, 2015.

In total there were 2,871 applications from Sefton residents, with 89% receiving their first choice while 95 per cent were allocated one of their preferences.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: "Starting primary school is a major milestone in a child's life and is the start of many years within the education system.

"Our figures are consistently high with 89% of pupils being placed in their first choice of primary school for 2015.

"Figures show that many of our primary schools are some of the best in the region and it is always very pleasing so many pupils have got their first choice of school. Thanks must go to our Admissions Team who have supported many families during this process.

"As ever a small number of pupils will have missed out, and any applicant who was not allocated their first choice school still has a right to appeal."

More information can be found on the Starting primary school in September page.

 


Roadworks in Formby Due to start 13 April

Roadworks

A565 Formby Bypass, Formby, Sefton Council
14 April — 16 April
Delays likely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Rear Of 15
Works description: Works To Rectify Defective Reinstatement In The Verge
Responsibility for works: SP Energy Networks
Current status: Planned work about to start

A565 Formby Bypass, Formby, Sefton Council
14 April — 16 April
Delays likely Lane closure
Works location: Liverpool Road To Southport Rd
Works description: Grass Cutting / Gully Cleansing
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

A565 Formby Bypass, Ince Blundell, Sefton Council
13 April — 15 April
Delays likely Lane closure
Works location: Moor Lane To Liverpool Road
Works description: Grass Cutting / Gully Cleansing
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

B5424 Liverpool Road, Formby, Sefton Council
13 April — 15 April
Delays likely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Jcn New Causeway
Works description: Carriageway Patching
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Chapel Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
13 April — 15 April
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Jnc Elbow Lane
Works description: W/O Brian Armstrong
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Massams Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
13 April — 15 April
Delays possible Some carriageway incursion
Works location: 33 Opp44 Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

North End Lane, Ince Blundell, Sefton Council
13 April — 15 April
Delays possible Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Sunningfield Farm
Works description: Carriageway Patching
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Graburn Road, Formby, Sefton Council
13 April — 15 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: 18 Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Graburn Road, Formby, Sefton Council
13 April — 15 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: 18 Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Lonsdale Road, Formby, Sefton Council
14 April — 16 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: 125
Works description: Remedial Works Following Defect Inspection - To Replace Flag In Footway
Responsibility for works: National Grid Gas Plc
Current status: Planned work about to start

Roadworks




Sefton Council Local Election Candidates

Sefton Council have published the names of the District Council election candidates in Formby.

Harington Ward

Ballot box5 candidates representing 5 political parties are contesting the election for a single vacancy on the Council.

BOND Robin 31 Beechwood Drive, Formby, L37 2DQ UK Independence Party

DORAN Alf 5 Derby Court, Derby Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7BP Labour Party

GWYTHER Pat 78 Wicks Lane, Formby, L37 1PX Community Action Not Party Politics

JAMIESON Simon Iain 21 Elmwood Avenue, Crosby, L23 9XR The Conservative Party Candidate

WILLIS Richard Graham 42A Southport Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7EW The Green Party

Ravenmeols Ward

8 candidates representing 5 political parties are contesting the election for two vacancies on the Council.

GIBBON Alison 26 Kent Road, Formby, L37 6BQ The Green Party

HALE Tim 91 Greenloons Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 2LX Labour Party

MCCANN Bob 49 Hawksworth Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7EY Community Action Not Party Politics

MCIVOR Alexandra Mary 14 Hall Road West, Liverpool, L23 8SY The Conservative Party Candidate

PAGE Catie 96 Gores Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7DF Labour Party

PRESCOTT Bernie 5 Abbots Way, Formby, L37 6DR Community Action Not Party Politics

WALSH Michael 26 Kent Road, Formby, L37 6BQ The Green Party

WARD Mike Flat 46 Hillary Court, Freshfield Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PS The Conservative Party Candidate


Local Parish Council Elections Candidate Details Published

Screenshot_2015-04-11-11-59-05Sefton Council have published the names, details and the Party affiliations of the candidates in the local Parish Council elections

Harington Ward There are 11 candidates contesting 8 seats. Between them they represent 2 political parties.

BROADBENT Roy 9 Marsh Brows, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PD The Conservative Party Candidate

COLES Michael 36A Victoria Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7DD The Conservative Party Candidate

DUTTON Denise 18 Holmwood Close, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1XW The Conservative Party Candidate

GWYTHER Pat 78 Wicks Lane, Formby, L37 1PX Community Action Not Party Politics

HEARN Mavis Elsie 4 Argarmeols Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7BU The Conservative Party Candidate

OSBORNE Ralph William Holy Lodge, 1 Tower End, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1LP The Conservative Party Candidate

POWRIE Barry John 9 The Birches, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7HX The Conservative Party Candidate

PRICE Tony 33 Shireburn Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1LR The Conservative Party Candidate

SCOTT Alan George John 6 Squirrel Green, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1NZ The Conservative Party Candidate

WIENCKE Paul Graham 25 Hawksworth Drive, Formby, L37 7EY Community Action Not Party Politics

WILLIAMS Liz 4 Barton Heys Road, Formby, L37 2EY Community Action Not Party Politics

Ravenmeols Ward There are 13 candidates contesting the 7 seats. Between they represent 3 political parties.

BAXTER Derek Colin 16 Selby Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 8BJ Community Action Not Party Politics

BENNETT Maria 25 St. Annes Road, Formby, L37 7AS Community Action Not Party Politics

BRODIE Dawn 6 Gardner Road, Formby, L37 8DD Community Action Not Party Politics

CAWLEY Roland John 5 Smithy Close, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PP The Conservative Party Candidate

GRIFFITHS Barry Cooper Lonsdale House, 2 Lonsdale Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3HG The Conservative Party Candidate

IRVING Dave 11 Hoggs Hill Lane, Formby, L37 6AN Community Action Not Party Politics

MCCANN Bob 49 Hawksworth Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 7EY Community Action Not Party Politics

PEACE Gemma Michelle Flat 1 Kenyons Court, 7 Kenyons Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 8BE The Conservative Party Candidate

PLATT Jonathan James 3 Walker Close, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4DH The Conservative Party Candidate

PRESCOTT Bernie 5 Abbots Way, Formby, L37 6DR Community Action Not Party Politics

STINNER Frank 36 Monks Drive, Formby, Liverpool, L37 6DL Labour Party

WARD Mike Flat 46 Hillary Court, Freshfield Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PS The Conservative Party Candidate

WEILD Mike 73 Alt Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 6DD Community Action Not Party Politics

In the Little Altcar Parish Council Elections 2 candidates have been nominated for 7 seats and are therefore elected. 

 


Sefton Celebrates Aintree Grand National

Thank goodness for Sefton Council, they know and celebrate the real history of the Grand National. 

image from formbyfirst.typepad.comSefton Council would like to welcome all visitors to the borough ahead of the 2015 Crabbies Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse (Thursday 9 - Saturday 11 April). 

The history of the Grand National festival is firmly rooted in Sefton having been held in both Maghull and Aintree. While it’s most successful runner, Red Rum, was trained on the beaches of Southport and his trainer, Ginger McCain, awarded the Freedom of Sefton. 

We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable three days and sample some of the great attractions Sefton has to offer.

It has always been a huge bone of contention with Aintree Parish Council members that The City of Liverpool had/has stolen the race meeting. Reinforced too, by careless Media coverage duped by crafty branding. 

Well done Sefton.

 


The Old Power House Site In It's Heyday.

It won't be long before the recent  image of the derelict Power House building starts to fade from the memory.

And the present controversy about house building continues and won't be resolved until the Local Plan is finally completed and in place.

When I happened upon this image (National Railway Museum) of an earlier period in the history of the building I thought you might be interested.

54acb8a69ee0f99974c58108d1e1e8d2The Liverpool to Southport railway line opened in 1848, using steam locomotives. In 1902, the decision was made for the line to become electrified...... the building that was to contain the power station was erected in Formby on the banks of the River Alt, by Thomas Croft and Sons of Preston. 

The building was 280 feet long and divided into 2 bays, the first part was 65 feet wide and contained the boiler section. The  other section, also 65 feet wide, contained the machinery and was traversed by overhead electric cranes. Coal was brought in from Wigan in gravity hopper wagons. 

The power station ceased producing electricity in 1946. The building remained empty until 1955, when it was taken over by Ross Insulation Products, who remained there until 1978.

Formby Civic Society 

It's an interesting reminder of the 'industrial use' of this patch of land formerly isolated from a much smaller Formby township. And before Green Belts and housing needs came to occupy our local public debate about the ever changing uses of land.