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Sunny Summer Cricket

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.

I've recorded my brief impressions here:

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.


Formby 2020 Vision Statement

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.

The statement is on this page 'Formby 2020'

I have made it available as a contribution to a conversation the Formby community should be having about the future.

On Monday I will be attending 'The Big Chat', a conversation organised by the local NHS, Doctors and Sefton MBC about the future direction of health services in Formby. Meanwhile Sefton MBC is considering ways of making a further £43m cuts. 

Please take part in all these discussions. 


Formby Area Committee Meeting 21 June 2012

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.

  1. Election of Chair and Vice Chair for the 2012-2013 Municipal Year
  2. 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.
  3. Police Issues
    Report of the Neighbourhood Inspector
  4. Area Management Update
    Report of the Director of Corporate Commissioning
  5. Sefton Online Citizens Panel
    Report of the Director of Corporate Commissioning
    Outdoor Gyms - Phase 4
  6. Report of the Director of Street Scene
    Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Section 53,
  7. Definitive Map Modification Order - St Jerome's Church, Formby
    Report of the Director of Built Environment
  8. 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
  9. Receipt of Objections to Proposed Amendment to Existing Traffic Regulation Order, Victoria Road, Formby
    Report of the Director of Built Environment
  10. Ravenmeols Community Centre Management Board
    Report of the Director of Corporate Commissioning



Road Traffic Accident At Tesco Roundabout

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.

An appliance from Formby Community Fire Station attended the call-out.