Merseyside Police Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, has started a 2 month consultation inviting members of the public to have their say on the proposals for the police estate. "The current police estate is unsustainable. It is ageing and becoming increasingly expensive to run." The community consultation for Formby is at Tesco at 12pm on Friday 17 October. the Southport one is at Asda on 11 November at 10am. For more information and to have your say visit www.takingtherightsteps.com
The Royal British Legion will be holding Remembrance Services on Sunday 9 November at 9.30am St Michael's Church, Altcar, 11am Hightown War Memorial, 11.10am St Stephen's Church, Hightown, 12.30pm Ince Blundell War Memorial, 3pm Holy Trinity Church Formby and the wreath laying ceremony takes place during this service. On Tuesday 11 November the Royal British Legion will gather at the War Memorial in Formby at 10.55am for a short service of remembrance and a cross laying ceremony- the 2 minute silence will be observed followed by a short service of remembrance at the Polish War Graves, at Our Lady of Compassion, Formby.
"We will remember them"
Formby Neighbourhood Development Plan We wish to update all those who kindly attended our launch event in late June or completed a questionnaire enclosed with this newspaper in the same month. We were very pleased with the attendance at the launch event and the participation of those who attended and with the number of questionnaires returned. During the past month we have been working on the responses and you may be interested in the principal issues raised in a representative sample, which have been analysed. It was the first step in collecting advice from residents to allow us to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Formby.
The Formby and Little Altcar Neighbourhood Plan is out to public consultation for 6 weeks from 30 October to 12 December 2016. Following this consultation the responses will be analysed and the Plan may be amended as appropriate to reflect the comments made. A final submission version will then be produced which will be sent to Sefton Council who will conduct a second consultation on the revised document. The results of this then go to an independant examiner who will have the final say as to what can be included in the Plan. The Plan will then come back to Formby residents for a referendum to decide whether to adopt the Plan. If it is adopted it then becomes a "made" plan and a legal planning document which will have to be implemented by Sefton Council.