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Public Invited To Hospital Trust Board Meeting

Public welcome at Trust board meeting

Hospital ViewSouthport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday 7th October at 9am.

The meeting will be held in the Boardroom in Corporate Office at Southport and Formby District General Hospital.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. Anyone with a special requirement should contact the Trust in advance on 01704 704783.

The agenda will be available on the Trust website in advance of the meeting. Supporting papers will be made available on the day.

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone     01704 704494
Email              tonyellis@nhs.net
Web                www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter            @SONHSTrust

 


Latest Roadworks Update

Roadworks and traffic restrictions alert

B5424 Ryeground Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
28 September — 09 October Road closure
Delays likely due to Streetworks
Carriageway Resurfacing 2015 Programme at New Road To Southport Road
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

Formby Bridge, Formby, Sefton Council
28 September — 09 October Traffic control (two-way signals)
Delays likely due to Streetworks
Fencing at Formby Bridge
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

B5424 Church Road, Formby, Sefton Council
29 September — 01 October Some carriageway incursion
Delays possible due to Streetworks
Footway Patch Rigid at 58
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

Bushbys Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
28 September — 30 September Some carriageway incursion
Delays possible due to Streetworks
'70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway' at Junction Of Trap Hill At Tree Formby Sefton Council
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

Gores Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
29 September — 01 October Traffic control (give & take)
Delays possible due to Streetworks
'100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway' '70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway' at Outside 105 Opp114 104 S/O Timms Lane Cottage 47 Formby Sefton Council
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

Harington Road, Formby, Sefton Council
29 September — 01 October Some carriageway incursion
Delays possible due to Streetworks
'70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway' '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway' 'Single Size Material' at Outside 73 24 12 Formby Sefton Council
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

Victoria Road, Formby, Sefton Council
29 September — 01 October Some carriageway incursion
Delays possible due to Streetworks
'70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway' 'Record Purposes On Going Works By Scottish Power' at Outside 31a Formby Sefton Council
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

Woodlands Road, Formby, Sefton Council
29 September — 01 October Some carriageway incursion
Delays possible due to Streetworks
'70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway' at Side Of 2 Ennerdale Road Formby Sefton Council
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

Graburn Road, Formby, Sefton Council
28 September — 30 September Some carriageway incursion
Delays unlikely due to Streetworks
'70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway' at Outside 11a-11b Formby Sefton Council
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

Timms Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
28 September — 30 September Some carriageway incursion
Delays unlikely due to Streetworks
'70mm (2x 35mm Layers)Of 10mm Ac Close Bs En13108-1 In Footway' at Opposite Corner Cottage Opp Bowling Green 9 Formby Sefton Council
Responsibility: Sefton Council
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 

Victoria Road, Formby, Sefton Council
29 September — 01 October Traffic control (give & take)
Delays unlikely due to Streetworks
Install 8m Of 1 Way Poly Duct In Footway,Provide 1 Core Drill(S) Into Jointbox Or Building at Footway Outside 61., Victoria Road
Responsibility: BT
EToN status: Planned work about to start
 
 

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Is The Village Becoming Cluttered?

Are we in danger of spoiling the centre of the town. The village lies at the heart of our town do we care enough about how it meets our needs, can we improve the high street?

Village View
Is the centre of Formby in need of change and renewal? On the face of it the heart of our town is doing well.

As retail units become available they are fairly rapidly reopened, unlike many other high streets.

The mix of mature trees, broad pavements and café outlets give Formby a welcome social space. But can it be better?

Have a close look at the view of the village. Is the space under threat? 

  • Cafe outdoor seating
  • Flower planters
  • Bike racks
  • Lamp-posts
  • Litter bins
  • Benches
  • A-Boards
  • Shop pavement displays
  • Bollards
  • Poor car parking
  • Traffic light system and railings

Does it matter you might ask, but I sense that gradually we're cluttering up the centre of the village. The number of A-boards has suddenly grown and they litter the pavement. I know there are good economic arguments in their favour but these are acquiring the Terry Wogan 'road cone' label. Too many, constantly increasing and occupying space that ought to be for pedestrians.

The village space is primarily public space shared by one and all, pedestrians as well as retailers. Pedestrians are becoming secondary to the traffic and retail activity.

What do you think? Do you agree with me? Have you any got any suggestions on improvements or are you happy with the ways it is?

Use the comment link below to make your views known. Let's have a debate.