Parish Councillors Declarations of Interest are held by Sefton Council. Please find below a thumbnail profile of each Parish Councillor
Bob was elected in November 2014. Bob is our current Chairman of the Parish Council and has served 2 previous years as Chairman. He works in computer and technology support and management. Bob has an interest in flooding, drainage and coastal erosion. Bob is also a Ward Councillor for Ravenmeols Ward.
Derek was elected in May 2015 and has an interest in the environment. Derek is a member of the Finance and General Projects group and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering group and advises the Parish Council on planning applications arising in the Formby area.
Maria was elected in 2015 to represent Ravenmeols Ward on the Parish Council. Maria has been Chairman of the Parish Council twice and has served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Finance Group and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. Her working background is in Teaching and Law. She was born in Formby and moved away to Africa when she was very young but returned to Formby with her own family some 25 years ago. She has always been part of the community and for 10 years ran the Gild Hall Toddler Group on a voluntary basis. Her passion is Formby and ensuring that the community spirit lives on and is a safe and friendly environment for all who live and work here. She advocates democracy and open transparency. Her main concerns are the Neighbourhood Plan and ensuring that this represents what the community want rather than what the Local Council want. In 2014 she was elected as a Borough Councillor and served 4 years representing Ravenmeols Ward residents at Sefton Council.
Dawn was elected in May 2015 to represent Ravenmeols Ward. Dawn is the Vice Chairman of the Parish Council and is Chairman of the Finance and General Projects Group. Other interests include volunteering to help run and organise the Formby Festival. Dawn teaches in a local Sefton school and has 2 school age children.
Dave is a retired Merseyside Police Officer having completed a 30 year career, retiring in 1996. He became a Liverpool City Councillor in 1998 retiring in 2009 and chaired the Planning Committee for two years during his term in Office. Dave has lived in Formby since 2009 and becam an active member of Formby Civic Society and Formby U.3.A.
Dave was elected in 2015 to represent Harington Ward on the Parish Council and became a Sefton Borough Councillor for Harington Ward in 2019. Dave is a member of the Finance and General Purpose group, Neighbourhood Plan Steering group and the Planning group. Dave also represents the Parish Council at the Formby Business Partnership Meeting.
Bernie and his wife moved to Formby in 1974 and have a son and daughter and six grandchildren. He became an Auxiliary Coastguard at Formby Point in 1980 and progressed to becoming a Regular Officer in 1986 and then District Controller of Liverpool District which extended from the Point of Air to the Mull of Galloway including the Isle of Man, retiring in 2004. He subsequently set up an engineering business with his son and retired again in 2011. “I hope many will remember me from my time with Formby Junior Sports Club and my work for Our Lady's Church. I intend to serve the residents of our Formby to the best of my ability.” Bernie advises the Council on Rights of Way issues and is a member of the Environment Group. Bernie also represents the Parish Council and the Beachsafe meetings.