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Merry Christmas and a happy new year

Greetings to all of  you who visit and follow this blog and my thanks for your support.

I'm unlikely to add any new posts to the blog this side of the New Year. 

Here's an appropriate image on which to end the year and start the festive break and remind us all of the story behind the celebrations.

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I'll still be tweeting over the holiday season and you can follow these on this page. 

I will use the following hashtag #formbyxmas

Join in the conversation. Share your celebrations,  send your images, your stories and tales of Christmas and the New Year Holiday season.

Until next year then, au revoir.

Sean Brady
Editor :FormbyFirst/@formbyvillage


'Slow' Formby

On 10 January members of Formby Area Committee  will consider the outcome of a recent consultation proposing a 20 mph zone in part of Formby. The report will be presented to the members:

To seek approval for the progression of a Traffic Regulation Order, the effect of which will introduce a 20 mph speed limit in the Piercefield Road area of Formby.

Apparently the first round of consultation has been remarkably positive:

Due to the strong support for the proposed 20 mph speed restricted area from residents and businesses of the Piercefield Road area, Formby,  

it is recommended that Members approve the scheme.

71% of residents who responded were in favour of the proposals and there was an excellent response rate of 42%.

If  members agree with the proposal then official notices giving details of the proposed changes will be published shortly after the meeting.

The full report to the Area Committee has been published on the Sefton MBC web site and can be read here:

Piercefield Road Area – Proposed 20 mph zone – Consultation results


The Village Nativity Play

Churches Together in Formby

invite you and your family to come and hear the Christmas story
told in words and music by members of our Formby community

The Village Nativity Play


Saturday 15th December 2012
starting at 11.00am
with the help of real sheep and goats, and Baby Doll the donkey.
After the play visit the animals on the pavement.
Come and talk to the actors (The Wise Men have sweets for everyone!)
Bring your camera and have your photo taken with Baby Jesus!
Chapel Lane will be closed to traffic. The play will take place near Boots with
seating for the first 300 and lots of standing room on the pavements.

Christmas is a coming .....

After today there'll only be two more Saturdays before Christmas. You certainly feel it in the air, today's dull sky seemed to promise more than a very light rain. It was cold enough to force me off my usual pavement seat to enjoy a coffee indoors.

Here's my 'off the cuff' musing,

Cross House Inn Celebrates Dickens

The old 'Village Green' where there used to be regular markets in times past. The Cross House Inn will host a new version of the Dickensian Day celebrations this Saturday 8th December from 10am - 4pm .

Lots of stalls and fun for Children including pony rides (weather permitting).