Formby Election Results
FRAG GAIN Harington— Kate Lynch (@katelallyx) May 3, 2019
LIB DEM: 276
Nurse Recruitment Event
The Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will be hosting another nursing recruitment event on Saturday 11th May from 11am-3pm.
Roles are available for band five registered nurses, or student nurses soon to qualify.
Teams will be on hand to answer questions about different departments and what it is like to work here. Advice will be available about career development and training. NHS Professionals will also be on hand for anyone looking for temporary roles with the nursing bank.
175 year's of local news
The Southport Visiter is celebrating our 175th birthday!— Andrew Brown (@visandrewbrown) May 2, 2019
We have a special souvenir edition out today honouring the occasion, with 4 pages looking back over the years@pressgazette #ThrowbackThursday pic.twitter.com/6BoGoabP4g
Polling Stations Open
Southport Flower Show
Time to buy your tickets
This year's Flower Show tickets are now in stock! Tickets can be purchased from Box Office or the Library pic.twitter.com/YALGnWMFc9— The Atkinson, Southport (@AtkinsonThe) May 1, 2019
Happy May Day
Seems a shame that Formby hasn't got it's own local May Day celebration.
Get closer to nature
Come down to Formby this Saturday to go on a wildlife adventure with us and the @inaturalist team! Get out your phone and get ready to discover birds, bugs, trees and possibly some furry friends! pic.twitter.com/QhuRQadglt— Formby (@NTFormby) April 30, 2019
Help with Cancer
If you know a family in #southport or #formby that is affected by cancer please tell them about our event on 22nd June 1 -4pm at The Salvation Army, Shakespeare Street. Call the Centre on 01704 533024 to book a place 👍 pic.twitter.com/kQYAzhAaWg— Southport Macmillan (@SouthportMacC) April 30, 2019
FHS Mundo Afika Tribute
Formby High School award-winning Mundo Afrika choir has recorded a special version of 'You Got The Love' at Parr Street Studios in memory of School Business Manager, Miriam McQueen, who sadly passed away in February 2019.
Free CPR Session
Here's an opportunity to learn CPR
Formby Pool Trust are collaborating with the British Heart Foundation to provide a free CPR session for the public.— Formby Pool Trust (@FormbyPoolT) April 29, 2019
If you are interested in taking part please email Debra at email@example.com@FormbyVillage @FormbyBubble @offthecouchuk pic.twitter.com/mTvwWeCYde
Time for Tee
As we prepare to welcome thousands of golf fans for the @british_masters tournament, a week of golfing activities is taking place at Southport and Bootle Golf Courses from May 4 ️#MySefton ⛳️🏌https://t.co/jtdaeLUWWv— Sefton Council (@seftoncouncil) April 28, 2019
Essential carriageway works are set to begin at the junction of the A565 and Altcar Road, Formby on Monday, April 29 🚧— Sefton Council (@seftoncouncil) April 27, 2019
Phased lane closures will be in place during off peak hours-motorists are advised that some delays are likely during this time 🚗⌚️ https://t.co/kXphg6JYCW
Latest from NTFormby
Our car parks are open again, but we still have some checks to do so please be careful in woodland areas— Formby (@NTFormby) April 28, 2019
Be careful today
A timely reminder from Sefton Council
The @metoffice has issued a yellow weather warning for wind today⚠️ If you need to leave the house make sure to wear suitable footwear and warm clothing. Don't forget to stay safe and check in on your vulnerable neighbours #YearofFriendship pic.twitter.com/G2wSsIQPhe— Sefton Council (@seftoncouncil) April 27, 2019
International Sculpture Day
Why not pop in to The Atkinson to mark the occasion
Southport Debenhams To Close
Debenhams have announced they plan to close their Southport store. The retailer are actually shutting 22 shops nationwide to try and ensure the future of the company pic.twitter.com/hBv5osbPSD— Radio City News (@RadioCityNews) April 26, 2019
Mobile Matrix Signs
Are these a much needed, even if partial solution to our peak visitor traffic jams?
Mobile Traffic Matrix sign, spotted this one today in Liverpool, impressive close up. They can be programmed and updated by WiFi and you can have more than one page.— Sean Brady (@FormbyVillage) April 25, 2019
It's high time we tested some out in Formby at peak visiting times, what do you think? pic.twitter.com/AbbEghlbmK
"You don't pay love back; you pay it forward."
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Winston S. Churchill
To mark Pay It Forward Day (April 28), Sefton CVS are hosting two Year of Friendship themed community events at Strand By Me in Bootle Strand Shopping Centre, Friday, April 26, 10am – 1pm and Southport Community Centre, Saturday, April 27, 11am – 4pm.
Each event will see volunteers come together, share ideas, stories and create friendship bracelets to mark the occasion.
For more info, visit MySefton
Local Election Candidate Faces Investigation
Complaints have been made to the police - though Cllr Jamieson says the allegations are 'nonsense' https://t.co/DH7ASYaPMQ— Kate Lynch (@katelallyx) April 24, 2019
Formby Library bees doing well. Workshops and honey coming very soon!— Beehives & Bookworms (@beesandbooks) April 23, 2019
The only public libraries in the UK to have an interactive apiary on site for members of the public 👌🐝 pic.twitter.com/VbrIX25VT7
Enjoy your Easter Break
The ☀️is shining, Gin is being poured and it’s the weekend 😊— Remedy Southport (@RemedySouthport) April 20, 2019
Not only that, our deck chairs are now out! 🍸 pic.twitter.com/RGo5ISceJB
The sun is shining, there's no wind to speak of and the weather forecast is good. Let's hope it stays this way.
I hope you all have a good weekend and Bank Holiday. I'm planning to take a few days away from the screen.
(Opening lines of a poem by Anne Bronte celebrating ‘The Bluebell’)
I can still recall a childhood memory of walking through a vast, seemingly, everlasting bluebell wood. It was sunny, and my parents had decided on a ‘Mystery Trip’ one Sunday afternoon.
I’m sorry to say we picked armfuls of the flowers to fill vases on getting home. Nowadays, and rightly so, you can look, but not touch or pick.
What started this line of thinking was a small valiant patch of bluebells I spotted thrusting outwards from beneath an adjacent garden fence while walking the footpath from Green lane towards Paradise Lane........
The Atkinson Bank Holiday Times
Given the weather why not venture into Formby Village, meet up with friends and enjoy a coffee or drink.
It's time for a spot of Easter conviviality, don't you think?
🐰 Bank Holiday Visitor Information 🐰— The Atkinson, Southport (@AtkinsonThe) April 19, 2019
Please be aware #TheAtkinson is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
🥚 Good Fri 19 Apr: Closed
🐣 Sat 20 Apr: Open 10am-5pm
🐥 Sun 21 Apr: Closed
🐤 Bank Hol Mon 22 Apr: Closedhttps://t.co/404Frr7utD…/04/bank-holiday-visitor-information/ pic.twitter.com/OwEZuIY85x
Climate change really ought to be addressed now
Reducing UK emissions - 2018 Progress Report to Parliament - Committee on Climate Change— Sean Brady (@FormbyVillage) April 19, 2019
In this report, ‘The Committee sets out four key messages to Government to put emissions reductions on track, based on the lessons of the last decade.https://t.co/jF74tfEpjH
Climate Change may seem to be far removed from Formby, but we will experience the effects as much as the rest of the planet.
My questions: ‘What can I do?’, ‘What should our local Councillors be doing?’,
The NHS in Sefton is changing and it needs your help
Sefton residents are being asked for their views about how local services could be improved. They will also be asked to share their ideas on how people can live healthier lives and what improvements they think could be made to help people access services quickly.
With growing pressure on the NHS – people living longer, more people living with long-term conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.
Share your views via the ‘what would you do?’ online surveys here and help make care better.
Read more about why you should take part here.
Good Friday Walk of Witness
Walk of Witness and Passion Play in Formby village this morning 11am. We're serving free tea, coffee and hot cross buns afterwards in the outdoor seating area to the rear of the pool ➕ ➕ ➕ pic.twitter.com/75yJTATvnk— Nina Killen (@NinaKillen) April 19, 2019
Sefton Festival of Golf May 4-12
As the borough prepares to welcome thousands of golf fans for the British Masters tournament, a week of golfing activities is taking place at Southport Golf Links and Bootle Golf Course from May 4-12.
The festival is to appeal to both beginners and existing golfers, of all ages and ability and is supported by the European Tour and former Southport Golf Links junior member, Tommy Fleetwood......
(Source: My Sefton)