January 11, 2011

Mayor of Sefton Attends Parish Council Meeting

Little Altcar is the only Parish Council in Sefton that invites the Mayor of Sefton to attend a normal council meeting. This has always, by tradition, taken place on the first meeting of a new calendar year.

Other civic guests are invited to hear the Chair of Little Altcar Parish Council give an address by way of welcome to the Mayor of Sefton, who then traditionally makes a short speech in reply.

It may appear an example of ‘flummery’ but this is a normal meeting and open to all to attend, there is always an opportunity in the ‘public half-hour’ to call elected members to account and put matters before them for further discussion. It is the very essence of local democracy in action and takes place here within the community. The meeting will commence at 7.00pm in Formby Library

August 2, 2012

Market Closes

A FORMBY businesswoman has spoken of her disappointment after the indoor market she started with her son was forced to close.


August 2, 2012

Consultation About New Housing Estate In Formby

David Wilson Homes and Barratt Homes are seeking the views of Formby Residents on their proposals for a large scale housing development scheme in Formby.

The proposed new housing estate will occupy a very large area of land in the south of Formby off the Liverpool Road, between the existing houses and the Formby Bypass.

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April 19, 2011

Dog owners urged to be responsible

Image of a greyhound dogDog owners visiting Formby beaches are urged to take responsiblilty for their dogs as they approach the beach. In an incident today at Formby Point a racing dog ran onto the beach when the tide was at it’s highest.
There was only a very narrow strip of sand, the dog got into a fight with another dog and in the moments that followed, it sprinted up and down the beach, leaping over several toddlers. They were terrified by the dog.
The hounds owners arrived but had not seen the incident and were then told in very strong terms about the affair. They left the beach, but this would all have avoided if as they approached the beach, the dog owner had secured the animal with a lead.
No one minds dogs so long as they are under control and supervised, in this case the circumstances conspired to create a very unpleasant incident.