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Formby Parish Council Meeting

Formby Parish Council starts normal monthly meetings again following a break during August.

FPC September SummonsNormally the Parish Council meets on a Tuesday night but the September meeting will be on Monday 1 September

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and are allowed to ask questions or bring matters to the notice of members at an early point in the meeting.

Items on the Agenda include:

The Neighbourhood Plan

A grant to the Formby Luncheon Club

Additional works on the Formby memorial

A response regarding the Solar Farm proposed on land between Ince Blundell and Hightown


Select the image of the agenda to see it in detail.



Central Sefton Area Committee Meeting

The Central Sefton Area Committee meets on 3 September at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Cambridge Road, Waterloo, L22 1RR starting at 6.30pm.

SeftonLogoMembers of the public are welcome and there are opportunities to participate in the Public Forum.

This is a period of 20 minutes (or longer at the discretion of the Chair) 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.
A question form indicating the person’s name and address must be completed and submitted to the Committee Administrator as soon as possible and by no later than 15 minutes before the meeting starts i.e. before 6.15 p.m. or by 3.00 p.m. for faxed (0151 934 2034) or on-line submissions
Question forms can be obtained from the Committee Administrator prior to the meeting.
If the questioner does not attend the meeting or nominate a representative to attend (at the discretion of the Chair), the question will not be read out, but a written response will be forwarded to the questioner. If a response to a question cannot be provided at the meeting, the Neighbourhoods Division will contact the relevant department for a formal response and the resident will be contacted directly in writing

At tonights meeting there is an item about accessability in Formby Town Centre.

2.0 Proposed Formby Area Accessibility Improvements

2.1 The project area ....... has identified a number of areas where the pedestrian environment could be improved. Formby town centre is accessed by a number of previously constructed walking and cycling routes, this proposal is to improve accessibility for the mobility impaired, improve safety and support the local economy.

2.2 The proposals for the Formby area are in various locations and include:

  • The construction of dropped crossings and tactile paving in order to improve accessibility for the mobility impaired to Formby Railway Station
  • At a variety of sites in the village.
  • At the roundabout junction of Freshfield Road/Duke Street/Formby Bridge/Kings Road, it is also proposed to widen and improve the pedestrian refuges.

2.3 As there are no properties directly affected by this scheme no public consultation was required.


Embroidery Classes

Embroidery Classes

A 5 week embroidery course at Formby Luncheon Club. Beginners are very welcome.

We are stitching a scissors case with a tiny owl, a moon & stars & your initials.

You will take home an exquisite finished product.

All your materials are provided.

Mon 1st September 2014 to Mon 29th Sept 2014.

The course costs £38 this includes all materials & handouts. Contact Lucy on 01704872665 / 07977821119

Laugh out loud in the Art Gallery

It's not often I burst into loud laughter, particularly in an 'Art Gallery. I was unable to resist on my recent visit to the Atkinson in Southport.

I felt so guilty that I turned around on a couple of occasions just to check I wasn't becoming an nuisance. If you get the chance you must go and see it. Postcards may be small but some of these created a very 'hearty response'.

Artists’ Postcards from 1960 to the present day from Jeremy Cooper’s Collection

Postcards ExhibitionAn exhibition of over 200 of the late twentieth centuries’ most famous artist’s work is on display at The Atkinson as part of the exhibition – Wish You Were Here?

Selected from Jeremy Cooper’s major artists’ postcards collection, Wish you were here? Presents works by a number of major contemporary artists including a rare postcard made by John Lennon and David Hockney’s only artist postcard.

Featuring over 200 artists including ........

For more see:


Citizen led plans for the future of Formby?

I really admire this example of an 'Active Citizen' taking the lead with her local Town Council (It's the same legislative power as a Parish Council just a different name) and submitting her own plans for the future.


Generally citizens let their local councils lead. I personally welcome this example of 'citizen leadership'.

Come on Formby. lets have your plans and proposals for the Local and Neighbourhood plans. 

Not just objections or 'steady-state' comments - where should Formby be in 2020?

Do you agree with this vision for the future? : Formby 2020, this links to another page.

  • What's missing?
  • What can and should be added?
  • And more importantly How do we get there?

Your comments can added below.