A series of monthly Local and Family History talks will take place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2pm in Formby Library.
The next is on Tuesday 8th February when Joan Rimmer will be talking about ' The Village that was Formby' and then on Tuesday 8th March David Guiver from Liverpool and Lancashire Family History Society will talk on Halsall Church and using Family History Internet Sources.
Both events are free but places are limited so booking is essential by calling the library on 01704 874177
There will be a meeting of the Village Business Partnership on Tuesday 18th January. The meeting will be held in Formby Library and begins at 5.30pm. The meeting will be Chaired by Formby Parish Councillor Sean Brady.
The meeting will include discussions about a variety of village events including Formby Live, Dickensian Day, The Christmas Lights and the Nativity. The meeting will also discuss the recent impact of the bad weather.
Little Altcar parish Council will be holding it's first meeting of 2011 this evening in Formby Library. The meeting commences at 7.00pm. Members of the public are invited to both attend and participate.
The Worshipful, The Mayor of Sefton for 2010-11, Councillor Maureen Fearn will be attending this evenings meeting.
Cllr Maureen Fearn was born, and has lived all her life in Southport. She was educated at St. Simon’s Primary and Meols Cop High Schools, and was a founder member of St. Simon’s Girls Life Brigade.
Cllr Mrs. Fearn was an employee of British Telecom for the whole of her working life, where she held various posts within the organisation. She retired as Chief Supervisor at the Southport Telephone Exchange in 1986 and was made an Honorary Member of the Communications Management Association.
Cllr Mrs. Fearn was Mayor Of Sefton: 1989-1990, Deputy Mayor of Sefton: 1990-1991 and Deputy Mayor of Sefton: 2009 -2010. (Source: Sefton MBC)
The recent disruption in Formby caused by the weather was the most prominent item under discussion at last night's meeting of the Formby Area Committee meeting.
The meeting was attended by Sefton MBC CEO, Mrs Margaret Carney and other senior officers. Local Councillors and members of the public in attendance heard in detail about the lead up to the disruption. The steps that had been taken at the time and the subsequent promise to evaluate the outcomes with a view to improving the policy.
Local traders, who attended, described the disruption and supported the request for more grit bins in the village and at other shopping points in Formby. Mrs Carney has promised to arrange a meeting for face to face talks with the traders as soon as possible.
This advice note from Sefton MBChas just been circulated for the information of Parish Councils.
It sets out in considerable detail how Sefton MBC responded to the impact of the weather recently. There are a series of questions and answers in the document and they are available here for information.
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This is an extract from a notice at Freshfield station.
To allow for essential maintenance work to take place the Liverpool to Southport platform at Freshfield station will be closed and no trains will be stopping there from 25th December 2010 until at least 24th January 2011.
According to the ticket office at the station it may not reopen until February, please check with Merseyrail.
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