YOUR HELP is needed if you want more jobs, shops and sport in Formby April 8th, 2016 webteam Latest News Shares Comments This is a unique opportunity for you to help us deliver 1,000 jobs and sporting facilities in Formby. By signing this e-petition, you could make all this happen on land south of Altcar Road where Formby Football Club used to play. If you don’t, it will be too late. Think two full-size 3G Astroturf football pitches, tennis, rugby and volleyball facilities, a skate park, children’s play area and trampolines, fitness suite, a small supermarket and brand new shops, six-a-side football pitches and a fishing lake, all enabled through a major new employment park plus some retailing and leisure uses. With your support, Formby Football Club – which folded two years ago – will also rise from the ashes and again play home matches in the village, but in a brand new purpose built stadium right at the heart of this major mixed-use development. Sadly, though, as it stands, none of the above is currently included in Sefton Council’s proposed Local Plan, which only comes about every 10 to 15 years. In fact, following the examination into the plan, it is the only proposed scheme so far put forward, that has been left out. NOW we need you to voice your support and improve the lives of children and adults in Formby for many years to come. This scheme, if reconsidered and accepted by the Planning Inspectorate, will be delivered by former Formby FC owner and local resident Hugh Mcauley and leading UK developer St. Modwen. It will provide new sports and recreational facilities for both children and adults for years to come, plus an element of retail that’s acceptable and won’t impact on Formby Town Centre. Sign petition here There are other actions you can take to support us, which include writing to: Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson – email: [email protected] Margaret Carney, Sefton Council Chief executive – email: [email protected] Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council – email: [email protected] Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!