Stories of the people, the place and the areas surrounding Formby. Formby is a coastal town with a beautiful beach, fabulous sand dunes, pine woods, red squirrels all managed by the National Trust. The town boasts an attractive village shopping centre where there's much to see, eat and drink. Because of its popularity, parking close to the beach is limited, often full and large queues form by noon at weekends and bank holidays.
The rain stopped, the sun came out, so this sunny Sunday afternoon was just right for a cycle ride into the village for a coffee. It certainly brought others, the village was busy, people strolling up and down, window shopping, chatting, clearly enjoying the improvement in the weather.
After my coffee I couldn't resist a homeward bound visit to Formby Cricket Club. My favourite local pub, the Freshie, is closed for renovations. But Formby Cricket Club is a welcome substitute. I arrived at tea.
Apologies for the slight distortion in my voice, it seems to be a combination of my phone and Audiboo. I hope, at least, you get a sense of what a sunny Sunday afternoon's cricket at Formby Cricket is like.
Opinion: These are the personal views of Sean Brady
I have just published my vision for Formby in the year 2020. This is a slightly amended version of a draft I wrote for the Formby Parish Plan. This was subsequently discussed by the members of Formby Parish Council.
Formby Area Committee meets on Thursday 21 June at 7pm in the Formby Professional Development Centre, Park Road, Formby.
This is the first meeting of this committee since the Sefton Borough Elections in May. There is a full agenda which includes the following items.
Election of Chair and Vice Chair for the 2012-2013 Municipal Year
Public Forum A period of 20 minutes (or longer at the discretion of the Chair) will be set aside for a Public Forum. Members of the public can ask questions, raise matters, or present petitions on issues that are relevant to Sefton Council. The person asking a question will be allowed one supplementary question.
Police Issues Report of the Neighbourhood Inspector
Area Management Update Report of the Director of Corporate Commissioning
Sefton Online Citizens Panel Report of the Director of Corporate Commissioning Outdoor Gyms - Phase 4
Report of the Director of Street Scene Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Section 53,
Definitive Map Modification Order - St Jerome's Church, Formby Report of the Director of Built Environment
Receipt of Objection to Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders, St Luke's Church Road, Kirklake Road, Edenhurst Drive and Kirklake Bank, Formby Report of the Director of Built Environment
Receipt of Objections to Proposed Amendment to Existing Traffic Regulation Order, Victoria Road, Formby Report of the Director of Built Environment
Ravenmeols Community Centre Management Board Report of the Director of Corporate Commissioning
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have just published the following Press Release:
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 Altcar Road, Formby. Firefighters freed an elderly woman following a car crash.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 10.34am on Tuesday, June 19, to Altcar Road, Formby.
When firefighters arrived they found a woman trapped in the car. They used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the car door to release the woman. The lady, who was conscious and breathing, was released by 10.50am.
Firefighters also made the vehicle safe. The car had collided with a bollard.
The 78-year-old woman was taken to Southport and Formby District General Hospital. It is understood she was suffering from shock.