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Edition No. 172

Date:- 23 October 2004

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Letters To Editor:-
Danger On Formby By Pass.

DEAR editor... "Over the last year, work has been carried out on the Formby By Pass and on the Coastal Road to improve safety.   Sadly the junction to the Coastal Road has become a danger ever since.   When it rains massive amounts of water flood onto the junction and it will not be long before a serious accident happens.    Why did the council get rid of the drainage ditch, that ran along the side of the Coastal Road and the entrance to the caravan park?"  Joanna Kinston.   

Thank you for your letter.   We took a look this week and agree that this problem and that it is getting worse.   Just after taking photographs of the problem, a drain cleaner came and pumped most of the water away.   But with in half an hour it was back.   The ditch was taken away to allow the extension of the road junction to the caravan park.   We had a look to see if a ditch was made in the woods, but we could not see one.   We will be contacting the council next week on this issue.   Our advice is the same as many organisations would give.   In rain keep your speed down and expect to see cars and other road users avoiding floods by changing lanes suddenly.

It is not only the the Formby By Pass.   Roads all over Sefton have been experiencing problems.   Even Formby the Village Center was flooded out a few weeks back.   Roads all around the BP Garage in Formby are often flooded as you can see in the pictures above and below. 

O2 Competition... notice...

O2 PRIZE competition next week.   Over the next few weeks we are going to have a few interesting competitions as we head into Christmas.  The O2 competition will have some interesting goodies in it, so keep logging on to find out more....

Comp to win two ticket to Fashion Show

FORMBY'S Gill Fell is opening a new and exciting business.  Gill is well known for putting on fashion shows and running business PR and support groups.  But she felt something was missing in her life, so she decided to put her skills into a new idea.   That idea is a web site called  It is aimed at giving the public the opportunity to buy and sell used designer clothes on-line and through local Fashion shows.   

Locally businesses have been really supportive, Shirley Reece from Reece recruitment said:-  "It's a great idea and I wish Gill all the very best with the venture" 

Gill is now taking clothes in every size for the first show on 4 November.   Gill told us:-  "I have been asked for every size from a small 8 to a 22, ladies, mens and childrens, as long as the clothes are in really great condition then I will take them to sell, they don't have to be a well known designer as long as they are really nice clothes, at this time winter clothes and evening dresses would be great, locally businesses are really helping especially The Venue hair salon, Pure Image, Tone Zone and Gosh shoes, they are all selling the tickets for the Fashion Show, which by the way is in aid of Breast Cancer Care"

The web site for second elegance will be on line from 4th November - and those who come to the fashion show will become priority members who will get to see all the new fashions before they go on-line.

Tickets to the show are £9 and this includes a welcome drink and a light supper, the raffle is in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

To win a pair of tickets to the show on the 4 November 7:30pm at Tree tops answer this question

1.  What is the web site for Gills new business called

2. What date is the web site going on-line

Email us your answers with you phone number and address, by noon on Friday 29 October and we will let you know who the winner is on Saturday 30 October.

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