Written, curated and regularly updated by Sean Brady.
Enjoy St George's Day
Devastating woodland fire at Formby yesterday, our rangers & Merseyside Fire Service still damping down. We're devastated to see the destruction. Please help protect woodland and wildlife, by calling the fire service immediately if you spot signs of fire. https://t.co/SaLYrEBmLY pic.twitter.com/NtxqiIE5On— Formby (@NTFormby) April 23, 2019
Dramatic images show firefighters tackle huge fire in woods https://t.co/TnWs5PSlFB— Sean Brady (@FormbyVillage) April 23, 2019
Firefighters have worked very hard in arduous conditions to contain & reduce the fire at Formby woods using hoses, beaters, shovels & axes. They remain at the scene dealing with flare ups & hotspots, doing excellent work preventing further damage to the environment 🌲🔥🚒 pic.twitter.com/RC0ZgLVCiW— Mersey Fire (@MerseyFire) April 22, 2019
. @MerseyFire spent Easter Monday battling a large blaze at #Formby woods. They worked to put out the flames as they spread through pine trees by Formby Golf Club. We are told crews are still damping down at the scene but have made good progress protecting the environment. pic.twitter.com/6LBdtQakkt— BBC Merseyside (@bbcmerseyside) April 23, 2019
Fire crews have been called to a large fire at Formby woods.
Crews were alerted at 2.41pm and were delayed by heavy traffic in the area.
5 fire engines are in attendance at a fire of approximately 1000 square metres involving pine trees located at Formby Golf club. Firefighters are locating water sources and liasing with national trust rangers and golf club staff.
The incident is ongoing.
Fire crews have greatly reduced the intensity and spread of the fire using beaters, axes, hoses and shovels in extremely hot conditions.
Please be aware.
On high days and holidays, whenever the weather is good, there are always major issues with car parking and access to the beach in Formby. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment and park your vehicle so as not to cause inconvenience to local residents or pedestrians.
Is Formby being overwhelmed by visitors?
"We are now standing at a crossroads. We must decide what path we want to take"— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 22, 2019
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish activist, addresses the Extinction Rebellion protest in London pic.twitter.com/lNaHCCflc6
A Thought for Easter and Beyond
‘The need to develop a mutually enhancing mode of human presence to the natural world will be a central concern in every phase of human activity’
Thomas Berry, ‘When the trees say nothing’
🌍 It’s International Mother Earth Day!— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) April 22, 2019
Europe has in place the world’s most ambitious climate and energy framework.
We are committed to reaching 20% of EU energy from renewable sources by 2020 and much more → https://t.co/w1tdtWyeS8 pic.twitter.com/h8a18daWFg
“I don’t want to protect the environment: I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting.”— The Little Collector-Wirral (@TLCwirral) April 21, 2019
Have a happy Easter. Lots of love.
The Little Collector 💖💖💖 #plasticfree #protectocean #protectearth @KeepBritainTidy #keepbritaintidy pic.twitter.com/bftOxgVNdw