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National Strike Action: Effects on Formby

Due to a planned national public sector strike action today Wednesday, November 30, 2011, most of Sefton Council services will be affected.

Source: Sefton MBC web site

The Big Switch On

Last Thursday night the village centre was full of happy Formby residents celebrating the switch on of the Christmas Lights.

The first two photographs outside Caffe Nero show the scene before the lights came on and the second just after. I tried to capture the difference, perhaps not so successfully as I would have liked.

The third photograph captures the spirit of the occasion all the traders were busy, here Broughs the butchers work as a team to meet the demand for burgers and hot dogs.

Finally, the last photograph, one of Santa's little helpers! This photograph reminds us of the volunteers who help to make this a great occasion. I want to thank Peter Dunne in particular who helped start this tradition.





Christmas Lights Switch On 2011: Latest News

This will be in the Village today at 6.30pm - with fun activities for all the family from 5.00pm. Fairground rides are already being set up as this written (1.15pm). Later this afternoon Dune FM are setting up their mobile broadcast unit and the stage on which this festive event is managed.

The number of  visits to this blog already suggest a great deal of local interest. Come and join in the fun.

See you later.

More tomorrow including pictures


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