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Formby Golf Club Milestone
135 years old this year, we are very proud of the history of our famous club.— Formby Golf Club (@FormbyGolfClub) May 14, 2019
From the clock tower donated by Bruce Ismay, Chairman of White Star Lines and Titanic fame to the club Hippo used as a figurehead for the troopship 'Veteran' in World War 2. https://t.co/hf4uXzavO4 pic.twitter.com/DTDIOV37hg
School Run Problems
I’m at St Luke’s Primary School in Formby as part of the @LivEchonews #OperationZigZag, aimed at stopping people parking outside our schools, to make them safer places for all pic.twitter.com/BMQ26OfM5Q— Kate Lynch (@katelallyx) May 14, 2019
Want to play football?
Goal of the Day?
Makka Salah has scored 2 goals in 2 Liverpool appearances at Anfield. A fine record for the 5 year old striker.pic.twitter.com/3PjYNcCGlx— The Tactical Times (@Tactical_Times) May 12, 2019
Word of the Day
A beautiful flower to greet today's sun
Word of the day: “peony” -- one of the profusely petalled species in the genus Paeonia. The name of these long-lived, brief-flowering plants is from “Paeon”, physician to the Gods in Greek myth; their associations inc. healing & compassion, as well as glorious, gratuitous beauty. pic.twitter.com/gOS0aYTYjt— Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) May 12, 2019
Formby and Brexit
Where do you stand, is it better in or better out?. Have you changed your mind since the referendum?
We’re out in Formby, Merseyside today campaigning for a #PeoplesVote.— open britain sefton (@obsefton) May 11, 2019
It’s vital that people who back our campaign vote in the EU elections! Let’s defeat Farage and the Brexit Party together! pic.twitter.com/1OP9MUtPcY
Catch a fantastical ride with Pif Paf
If you missed these last year then you are in for a magical and unforgettable treat! Catch a fantastical ride with Pif Paf— Southport Festival (@SouthportFest) May 11, 2019
11.30am, 1.15pm & 3pm // Town Hall Gardens pic.twitter.com/MyL8WwDzUA
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
The building is getting ready for our Alice in Wonderland themed summer. Starting with a family fun day on Sat 25 May and a magical theatre production on Mon 27 May. Follow the white rabbit... pic.twitter.com/aGrhZfuYpc— The Atkinson, Southport (@AtkinsonThe) May 9, 2019
Southport Food & Drink
Make a note in your diary.
Calling all storytellers
Sefton Council wants to hear from you, have you got a story?
As Sefton always prides itself on being a borough of storytellers, the 2020 cultural programme will focus on stories about its people, places, history and the future 🎆🏖🌆 https://t.co/1bUmdK34uH— Sefton Council (@seftoncouncil) May 9, 2019
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.
What would you do? ❓❔— Healthy Sefton (@HealthySefton) May 9, 2019
Your chance to shape how your local NHS should change.
Heallthwatch Sefton want to know what you think about local services. Tell us by clicking herehttps://t.co/sWGDzdbb3T pic.twitter.com/1szazdyIu3
Golf Competition Begins
This months programme at The Atkinson
Ormskirk Medieval Weekend
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
I wonder whether our local farming is as sustainable and natural as it should be, what do you think?
The @IPBES #GlobalAssessment Report identifies changes in land and sea use as the most significant direct driver of changes in nature.— IPBES (@IPBES) May 7, 2019
To halt and reverse #biodiversity loss and the degradation of nature, we need more sustainable #agricultural practices and food systems. pic.twitter.com/RdfL6IpVFe
Field of Dreams
It's happening now, not sometime in the future, what can/should we be doing in Formby to contribute towards a reversal this disaster?
1 million species are at risk of extinction and the unprecedented decline in nature will impact our society, reports the @IPBES global assessment of biodiversity #IBPES7 Here's our reaction from Richard Bardgett, president of @BritishEcolSoc https://t.co/BzYpfFYWUJ pic.twitter.com/AIlZ6bGtip— British Ecological Society (@BritishEcolSoc) May 7, 2019
Walking is much healthier
The 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.
Enjoy a trip back in time
1959 Southport Beach pic.twitter.com/zDJP4tmd1d— Kathleen (@oldpicposter) May 6, 2019
Proving to be a Popular idea
Here's an idea for the newly elected #FormbyParishCouncil, how about rewilding the full length of Formby by-pass?— Sean Brady (@FormbyVillage) May 4, 2019
Save money, create a decent green corridor, make Formby even more special.
Is this worth some effort?
Anyone in favour? https://t.co/dSQfwo2OVM
An idea for Formby?
Are you going to cut the lawn this weekend? Or will you leave more space for others?
By mowing less this spring and summer your can give clover, buttercups, dandelions and more a chance to flower for pollinators like bees, butterflies, hoverflies and moths. And you can enjoy seeing which flowers emerge to add some natural joy and colour to your garden! 🐝🌻 pic.twitter.com/W37WlpMu62— Little Green Space 🐝 (@LGSpace) May 4, 2019
Bank Holiday Weekend
Bank Holidays in #MySefton are fantastic and we can't wait to welcome thousands of people to our beautiful borough!— Sefton Council (@seftoncouncil) May 3, 2019
While you're here, don't forget:
🌅 Stay Sun Safe
🚗 Park responsibly
🚈 Use public transport
♻️ Take your rubbish home
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.
Sefton Greens now have 5 Parish Councillors, and got 7% of votes across Sefton last night, inc 22% in Church Ward. Thanks to everyone who supported us.— Sefton Greens (@SeftonGreens) May 3, 2019
Formby PC Result
Formby Parish Council Elections 2019 Result— Sean Brady (@FormbyVillage) May 3, 2019
All the candidates contested the election under a Party Political Banner and were nominees of Political Parties, this is the outcome. Sadly the Parish Council is dominated by Parties.
FRAG Party 11
Labour Party 1
Conservatives Party 3 pic.twitter.com/c7PXC6gGCS
Little Altcar PC Result
Little Altcar Parish Council Election Results in 2019— Sean Brady (@FormbyVillage) May 3, 2019
The FRAG Party have control of the Council.
At least one Independent candidate overcame the party political battle.
FRAG Party 5
Green Party 1
Ind 1 pic.twitter.com/Qcxe2wDeAy
Sefton Election Summary
What does yesterday's election mean for @seftoncouncil?— Kate Lynch (@katelallyx) May 3, 2019
43 Labour councillors (as before)
12 Lib Dem councillors (as before)
6 Conservative councillors (-2)
7 independent councillors (+2)@FRAGOFF1 gained seats in each of Formby's two wards.
FRAG Gain Labour Loss
FRAG GAIN Ravenmeols— Kate Lynch (@katelallyx) May 3, 2019
LIB DEM: 144