Freshfield Level Crossing MP Questions Government Minister

Bill Esterson MP has questioned the Minister for Transport about steps taken to improve the safety of the level crossing at Fishermans Path.

Here is the question and the answer as posted on the They Work For You website (Source: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2018-10-10.177677.h&s=speaker%3A24905#g177677.q0)

Freshfield level crossing safety question
MP:

"What assessment he has made of the need for safety improvements at the Fisherman's Path rail crossing in Formby?"

Minister:

"Level Crossing safety is a matter for Network Rail, as the primary duty-holder for Britain’s railway infrastructure.

Network Rail have assessed Fisherman’s Path rail crossing in Formby and have implemented a number of safety improvements in the last year, including......."

 


Sefton Council: Formby Chapel Lane Trees update

Sefton Council has published the following statement about the future of the Chapel Lane trees.

Chapel Lane Trees Decision

Formby Chapel Lane Trees update

Sefton Council has agreed to let Formby Parish Council carry out pruning works on two dangerous trees set to be removed in Formby.

Last month Sefton Council wrote to the Parish Council asking for them to agree to a number of conditions that could halt the removal works taking place.

Most of these conditions have now been met regarding the two horse chestnut trees situated outside Cassidy’s and Boots in the village.

Despite an independent report carried out for the Parish Council highlighting how both trees are diseased with bleeding canker and the usual way of dealing with this is by felling the trees, the trees will remain for the time being.

At their own cost, the Parish Council is now planning pruning works in the hope of saving the two trees. Sefton Council will continue to monitor the situation of the two trees as the Council has an ongoing duty as a Highway Authority to ensure that the highway is safe.

Sefton Council had scheduled to remove the two diseased horse chestnuts due to the significant health and safety risk these dying trees pose and before they become structurally unstable.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said:

“While we strongly believe both trees pose too much of a risk giving the impending winter weather, we earmarked them to be removed for the safety of our communities.

“However, after ongoing discussions with Formby Parish Council, they have agreed to a number of conditions where they will carry out maintenance work to mitigate the immediate risk and try and save the trees.

“Our priority is and always will be the safety of residents and visitors to Formby and we will continue to monitor this situation.”

Source: https://mysefton.co.uk/2018/10/08/formby-chapel-lane-trees-update/


Formby beach event to mark Armistice Day

Film-maker Danny Boyle invites you to join with him in marking 100 years since Armistice and the end of the First World War.

On 11 November 2018, communities will gather on beaches across the UK to say goodbye and thank you, to the millions of men and women who left their shores during the war, many never to return.

On selected beaches around the UK, over the course of several hours, a portrait of an individual from the First World War will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises, be washed away as we take a moment to say a collective goodbye.

Poet Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem, especially for the event, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day. The poem will be available from this website and in the press. You can also get involved in creating artwork in the sand using stencils of portraits at the beaches.

 

 Source: https://www.pagesofthesea.org.uk/

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Formby Wetherspoons Beer Festival

Pub-goers will be able to enjoy a selection of beers from independent British craft brewers during a 12 day festival at a Formby pub.

The festival is taking place at The Lifeboat in Three Tuns Lane from Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday, October 21 inclusive.

Wetherspoons October 2018

Each of the brewers is a member of SIBA – the organisation that promotes small independent brewers and their beers.

Among the beers on offer are those brewed exclusively for the festival as well as award-winners.

The beers include Blueberry Classic Bitter (Coach House), Jurassic Dark (Dorset), Jemima's Pitchfork (Glamorgan), Freddy Brewger (Robinsons), Hope & Glory (Brentwood), Hop Twister (Salopian), Big Job (St Austell) and Wheel of Fortune (Castle Rock).

In addition, the pub will serve five UK produced ciders.

The ciders include Toffee Apple (Mr Whitehead's), Legbender (Rich's) and Premium Perry (Broadoak).

All beers and ciders are priced at £1.99 a pint.

Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales or ciders in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of a pint.

Pub manager Ashleigh-Jane Briscoe said:

The festival is the perfect opportunity to showcase the wonderful range of beers from independent British craft brewers.