Formby Footpath Makeover

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A busy Formby footpath has been fully revamped in a joint project between Sefton Council and Formby Parish Council.   The town centre link, between the village centre and Lonsdale Road/Rosemary Lane, had become badly worn in recent times.

In addition, bushes next to the path had become overgrown and larger trees were affecting the natural light levels.   The works included full resurfacing, widening a section of the path and a major tidy up of vegetation.   This included removing a number of trees and shrubs and replanting with better suited species.

The scheme was externally funded via the Merseyside Local Transport Plan with additional support from Formby Parish Council.   Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s Cabinet member for Transportation, said: “We are very pleased to progress this project and improve the path for cyclists, people with mobility problems and people with pushchairs.

Anyone who uses this popular path will certainly see an improvement.”   Cllr Mike Coles, from Formby Parish Council, said: “This has greatly improved the access to the Little Theatre, the 1st Formby Scouts’ Hut and, as it is close to the Village Centre, it is used increasingly by many living close by. It is a huge improvement.   “The Parish Council is now considering what more it might do in future, if money allows. We would welcome comments from Formby residents.”

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