Jim Walker (Environment Agency) has stated that notice will be served on five satellite pumping stations by the end of next month. These include Rufford, Clay Brow, Boundary Brook, Kew, and Banks Marsh. Others may well follow. This will begin a two year countdown to closure of satellite pumping operations within the catchment.
The Environment Agency is to hold a series of engagement events for those most affected. The first will be for farmers and landowners and will be held at 7.00pm on Thursday 2nd July 2015 in the local NFU offices (1 Moss Lane View, Skelmersdale, WN8 9TL).
Formby Parish Council discussed the proposal by Sefton Council to turn the Sumner Road car park into a "pay and display". The Parish Council strongly object to this and would like this to remain a free parking facility for the residents of Formby. The Parish Council do not see how spending £26,000 to turn this into a "pay and display" would benfit the community and indeed we are concerned that this would in fact push parking to the other roads surrounding the village exacerbating the road parking problems we already have. The Parish Council will object to this proposal on behalf of the residents, but urge you as a resident to object also. There will be 21 day call in period when objections can be made so please check our website for details of this and how to object.
The Notice for the inspection of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 is availabe to view in the downloads section and is available to view on the Parish Council notice boards. The accounts ledger and a copy of the Annual return for the year end 31 March 2016 are also available to view on the website - go to the Annual Audit section in the downloads.
Please note that the Annual Return is subject to audit by BDO LLP and the auditors report will be available by the end of September 2016.