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Bank Holiday Weekend: The Aftermath

Enjoy Your Bank Holiday (If Possible)

The sun is shining as promised and it's going to be a good day. BUT...

NTFormby Entrance
I think I can guarantee this quiet entrance will become a scene of chaos and anger very shortly. On days like today, the world seems to want to drive through this narrow lane, AND it takes hours!

Victoria Road will be full of stationary vehicles the neighbouring estates will be piled high with badly parked cars, blocked drives. Weary residents, frazzled laden visitors. Formby is the most natural gateway to the sea, the sun and the sand for so much of Merseyside and the wider region.

We've got to find a solution. Yesterday I felt sorry for everyone. The Trust, the residents, the emergency services and the Visitors.

How much longer have, we all to got to suffer this on high days and holidays?

Just one small example, I came across a small car full of family, husband, wife, children and Granny, all sweltering. The old lady was very distressed and wheelchair dependent. They'd been in the car on Larkhill Lane near the junction with Victoria Road for around an hour. In front of them, another 50 vehicles waiting in turn for someone else to leave. Nowhere to go, no movement, no information, the promise of the earlier day turning into a most unpleasant experience.

This scene happens every year I was commenting on it three years ago, Sefton has disposed of the problem. The NT Formby with a mandate to increase visitor numbers seems stuck for a solution, and we've heard nothing from our local Parish Councillors, they know what they don't want but seem bereft of positive suggestions or plans for the future.

How much longer have, we all to got to suffer this on high days and holidays?