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Formby Golf Club Milestone

Goal of the Day?

Word of the Day

A beautiful flower to greet today's sun

Formby and Brexit

Where do you stand, is it better in or better out?. Have you changed your mind since the referendum?

Southport Festival

Catch a fantastical ride with Pif Paf

Open Britain in Formby

We are the Sefton branch of Open Britain, the cross party group which is leading the campaign against a hard Brexit.

Spring Art Exhibition

Formby Association of Artists are holding a Spring Art Exhibition today from 9.30 to 4.30

Alice in Wonderland

Looks like and exciting summer theme at The Atkinson

Calling all storytellers

Sefton Council wants to hear from you, have you got a story?

Got your tickets?

If your planning to go then order your tickets before they run out

Happy with the NHS?

Or do you want changes or improvements? Here's an opportunity to explain your ideas.

Golf Competition Begins

Ormskirk Medieval Weekend

Ormskirk Medieval Weekend

Experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the past as Historia Normanis take you on a journey through time back to the 12th century.

Coronation Park will be packed with Knights, freemen, Barons & Ladies showcasing a wide range of themed displays, demonstrations and activities, ensuring that there will be something at this FREE event for all the family.

When: Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May
Time: 11:00am - 16:00pm
Where: Coronation Park, Ormskirk
Cost: Free

Agricultural Practices

I wonder whether our local farming is as sustainable and natural as it should be, what do you think?

Environment Breakdown

It's happening now, not sometime in the future, what can/should we be doing in Formby to contribute towards a reversal this disaster?

L37 Fest

L37 Fest 3The hugely anticipated ‘L37 Fest’ is coming to Orrell Hill Woods (just off the Formby Bypass) from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2019.

Tickets have been going fast since they went on sale at the beginning of April via Ticket Quarter, with multiple Early Bird tiers selling out in a matter of minutes!

The organisers are now happy to reveal the full entertainment schedule for the very first ‘L37 Fest’ and there are some big names on the lineup. The Feeling will be headlining Saturday night along with Scouting For Girls who will officially close the event on Sunday evening with a jam-packed set - they’ll be joined by Bongo’s Bingo and S Club who are already confirmed for Friday night.

For the details in full.

 

Proving to be a Popular idea

Wilder Gardens?

Are you going to cut the lawn this weekend? Or will you leave more space for others?

Bank Holiday Weekend

Interesting Green Progress

Sefton Green Party are starting to show some interesting electoral progress.

Seems ages since I stood as a Green Party Candidate in the Bootle bye-election in 1990

It had to be repeated after the sad sudden, unexpected death of Mike Carr (Labour MP). The Monster Raving Looney Party relegated the SDP to 7th place and they wound up almost immediately afterwards.

Formby PC Result

Little Altcar PC Result

Sefton Election Summary

FRAG Gain Labour Loss

Previous Miscellany Stories

 


Invite to Sefton governing body meetings

CCG-LogoAnyone interested in staying up to date with healthcare and services in Sefton is invited to attend forthcoming governing body meetings for local clinical commissioning groups (CCG).

NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG hold their bi-monthly governing body meetings in public so that people can listen to the discussions and decision making processes of the doctors, nurses and other health professionals that make up these forums.

Dr Rob Caudwell, local GP and chair of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said:

“We want to ensure members of the public know what is going on in Sefton and can see how decisions about local health services are made. I’d encourage anyone who wants to stay up to date with our work to attend.”

Dr Craig Gillespie, local GP and chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, said:

“Attending these public meetings is a great way to stay up to date with the work we have been undertaking in Sefton. At these meetings the governing body will discuss and agree to work on behalf of all member GP practices.”

It will be Craig’s first governing body meeting in his new substantive role of chair for NHS South Sefton CCG. He has been the acting chair for the past year and takes over the full role from Dr Andrew Mimnagh following CCG elections amongst member GP practices.

He commented:

“I am delighted to take on the role of chair and hope I can bring some continued direction to the CCG in our work to shape health services for residents in south Sefton that are fit for the future.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity on behalf of my fellow governing body colleagues to thank Dr Andrew Mimnagh for his significant commitment and work with the CCG since it was founded in 2013.”

NHS Southport and Formby CCG’s governing body meeting will take place on Wednesday, 5 June at the Family Life Centre, Ash St, Southport, Merseyside at 1pm. Papers will be made available here beforehand.

NHS South Sefton CCG’s governing body meeting will take place on Thursday 6 June at Merton House, Stanley Road in Bootle at 1 pm. Papers will be made available here beforehand.

Attendees have the chance to ask questions shortly before the meeting formally starts. To confirm attendance or for more information please call 0151 317 8456.

 


Celebrating our staff at the time of Florence Nightingale’s birthday

Nursing aInternational Nurses Day (12 May), International Midwives Day (5 May) and National Operating Department Practitioners Day (14 May) have given the staff at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals NHS Trust plenty to celebrate over the last week.

Events were held at both hospitals to thank ALL staff for the incredible amount of dedication, commitment, empathy and professionalism that goes into each and every day.

Staff were able to drop into small parties to pick up lunch and a thank you cupcake and enjoy music from Radio Heartbeat, the hospital radio station.  Raffle prize donations from Southport Pleasureland helped to raise funds for the hospital charity, which enabled the celebratory thank you events.

Juliette Cosgrove, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Therapies explains:

“Nurses, midwives and ODPs are part of the lifeblood of our Trust and this is the perfect time of year to thank them all for their work.  But we strongly believe that all staff play an equal role here, so whether they are fixing broken bones or a burst pipe, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone.

“Happy nurses, midwives and ODPs day to everyone, you are all amazing and we are SO Proud of the work done here every day.”

 


CCG searches for new lay member

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking to appoint a new lay member to its Governing Body to replace Graham Morris who retires at the end of June 2019.

Graham Morris (2)Graham joined the NHS in 2005 as a non-executive director and audit chair of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Foundation Trust, later becoming its vice chairman. He then joined the CCG in December 2013 as a lay member and vice chair after retiring from Urgent Care 24 as its director of finance.

Dr Craig Gillespie, chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, said:

“We would like to wish Graham all the best on his retirement. Graham has contributed greatly to the work of the CCG and we thank him for his dedication in carrying out this strategic role.

“We look forward to welcoming a new lay member to our Governing Body to continue the good progress we have made so far.”

The lay member role the CCG is recruiting to will bring strategic insight and impartiality to the Governing Body, overseeing key elements of governance, including audit and remuneration.

The candidate will be expected to chair the audit committee and be the CCG’s Conflict of Interest Guardian. They will be asked to fulfil the role of the deputy chair for the Governing Body and the term of office will be for three years.

You can find out more details and apply through the NHS jobs website: www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915566621

For more information on the role, you can contact Cathy Loughlin at the CCG on 0151 317 8452. Closing date for applications is 18 May 2019 and interviews will take place on 31 May 2019.

 


L37 FEST - FULL WEEKEND LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

The hugely anticipated ‘L37 Fest’ is coming to Orrell Hill Woods (just off the Formby Bypass) from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2019.

L37 Fest 3Tickets have been going fast since they went on sale at the beginning of April via Ticket Quarter, with multiple Early Bird tiers selling out in a matter of minutes!

The organisers are now happy to reveal the full entertainment schedule for the very first ‘L37 Fest’ and there are some big names on the lineup. The Feeling will be headlining Saturday night along with Scouting For Girls who will officially close the event on Sunday evening with a jam-packed set - they’ll be joined by Bongo’s Bingo and S Club who are already confirmed for Friday night.

The Feeling hail from Horsham, West Sussex. Following a limited release of their first single "Fill My Little World" in late 2005, the band entered the UK Singles Chart at #7 with their first full release "Sewn" in February 2006. Their second album, Join With Us, was released on 18 February 2008 and reached the top spot on the UK Charts!

Over the course of three hugely successful Top 10 albums, Scouting For Girls has made the journey from playing pubs in Harrow to headlining Wembley Arena. They’re just three ordinary friends who followed their dream, captured a nation and sold two million records along the way! They’re ready to hit Merseyside and play some of their biggest hits ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’, ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’ and more.

There will be two music stages at the event filled with local upcoming talent as well as the household names; Xander & The Peace Pirates, Foxtrap, The Cheap Thrills, Y.O.U.N.G head up the main stage whilst RATS, Life At The Arcade, Handstand Parade and Skinner’s Lane will be on the L37 Introducing Stage amongst others.

Tickets are available now via www.L37Fest.com or by calling the box office on 0344 8000 410 with early bird pricing of £22.50 for Friday night and VIP day passes going up to £50 which includes a private lounge area, premium washroom facilities, welcome drinks with a private bar and other amenities.