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March Meeting of Formby Parish Council

image from Formby Parish Council will be holding it's usual monthly meeting tomorrow, 1st March at 7.00pm in Formby Library.

Members of the public are invited to attend, they can make contributions and ask questions in the part of the meeting called, The Public Forum. This is always at the very start of each meeting so residents can make a contribution and leave if they wish.

Rural Issues Forum

StJamesHouse Yesterday I attended one of the regular meetings of the Rural Issues Forum at St James's House Liverpool.

This group is one of a number managed by the Liverpool Diocese, Church and Society team. It was as usual most useful and illuminating revealing the particular experience and expertise that exists within the Anglican community.

We spent some time reflecting on a recently published paper about the Big Society and identifying some of the ways in which this idea and the Localism Bill will provide opportunities for Parish and Town Councils to become even more engaged with their local communities.

The image is sourced from the Liverpool Diocese web site.

Parking in the Village

Councillor Mike Coles, Chair of Formby Parish Council has issued a press release regarding parking in Formby Village:

"Readers will remember the complaints made by members of the public after the accident last summer when a post box, a tree and a road sign were flattened by a vehicle reversing from the opposite pavement when the driver lost control. It was fortunate that no one was injured .

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Update On Recent Activities

I have recently attended a number of meetings:

  • Monday 31st January I attended the Formby Live Music festival group meeting, arrangements for this years festival have begun.
  • Tuesday 1st February, I attended, the 'Common Endeavour' conference, by invitation. This conference was hosted at Liverpool Hope University and was organised by the Caritas Action Social Network (CASN). The conference was to consider the nature of voluntary service within the context of the 'Big Society'.
  • Tuesday 1st February, I attended the normal monthly meeting of Formby Parish Council in Formby Library. I was pleased to receive a letter from a local resident setting out some suggestions for the Formby Parish Plan. I handed it to the the Parish Clerk for later consideration by the Council.
  • Thursday 3rd February, I attended a short consultation meeting with Sefton MBC officers about the future of the Formby Village Business Partnership. This will be subject to change in the next few weeks, after discussions by Sefton MBC members.