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Formby Pool Walks

WalkersOnBridge There are weekly walks that start from Formby Swimming Pool for anyone seeking a more active life-style.

All of the walks vary in length and last for 11/to 21/2 hours.

The walks are longer than others on Sefton's Walking and Cycling Newsletter and are undertaken at a brisker pace. There are routes to suit everyone including the Fisherman's Path and Lifeboat road.

  • Thursday 28th October: Cabin Hill
  • Thursday 4th November: Blundell Sands to Hightown
  • Thursday 11th November: Larkhill Woods
  • Thursday 18th November: Freshfields Dune Heath
  • Thursday 25th November: Squirrel Reserve Trail
  • Thursday 2nd December: Fisherman's Path
  • Thursday 9th december: Lifeboat Road

Democracy Speed Dating Event

FHSBadge Young people from Formby High School recently organised and hosted a 'Democracy Speed dating' event. Representatives of all year groups from Year 7 to Sixth Formers invited a number of local guests to answer questions and discuss local issues with the young people.

Representatives from Sefton MBC included the Director of Young Peoples Services, The Electoral Arrangements Officer and the Sefton Youth Service. Also there were the Police and last, but hopefully not least, I attended in my capacity as a local Parish Councillor. In a lively series of round robin discussions the guests spent about 5 minutes at each conversation point, rather like a 'speed dating event'.

I was struck by the enthusiasm of the young people, the searching questions they asked and came away with a clearer view about their views about the future of Formby and the needs of our young people.

One other short note of apology I have been so busy developing a new 'blog' for Formby I have rather neglected this personal blog. Please visit the new blog and let me know what you think.

Parish Council consults the Public

At the October monthly meeting, Formby Parish Council decided to consult the residents of Formby about toilet facilties in the village. Following years of delay and prolonged investigation Sefton MBC announced it would not be renovating and re-opening the toilets in the village.

Formby Parish Council is now seeking the views of the local residents on a number of questions, including.

  • Does the village need a public toilet?
  • Would you be prepared to support the Parish Council's suggestion that they would take over the responsibility for the facility?

For the full details follow this link for a copy of the Parish Council press release . Or add your comments below.

Blog Action Day 2010 - Water!

To mark Blog Action Day 2010 (Water) on this blog.

Is there anyone in Formby who would like to respond to a recent call from Oxfam Northwest to join them in forming a local Oxfam support group here in Formby?

Please use the email link if you do and I'll pass on your details to Oxfam, thanks.


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