FLU CLINICS HELP
VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN FORMBY PREPARE FOR WINTER
A local warmth scheme are
encouraging people in Formby to consider their winter wellbeing at a
series of special flu clinics.
nPower Health Through Warmth will be at the events to raise
awareness of the support available from the scheme, which helps
vulnerable people in Formby to install or repair heating and
nPower will also be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support at
the flu clinics, which are being held at the Gild Hall, Church Road
on 14 October and 15 October 2013.
Local co-ordinator, Robbie McAndrew, comments:- "The flu
clinics are a great chance for vulnerable people in Formby to get
advice on winter health and the help on hand from schemes such as
Health Through Warmth. Visiting the flu clinics is one of the most
important events of the year for us, as we are able to speak
directly to people who could most benefit from the scheme. This is
the eighth year we have attended the flu clinics and we will also be
using the events as a chance to raise money for Macmillan Cancer
Support as another way of supporting our local community."
npower Health Through Warmth is managed locally by Energy Projects
Plus and offers help with the funding and installation of heating
and insulation measures for vulnerable people. The scheme is
available to homeowners who have a cold-related illness, a low
income with little or no savings and who are unable to fully fund
measures, such as a new boiler or heating system. You do not have to
be, or become, an nPower customer to benefit from the scheme.
Since the scheme was founded in 2000, more than 6,800 vulnerable
people in Merseyside have been referred to nPower Health Through
Warmth for help with heating and insulation with almost £6milllion
being levered to fund the work required.
For more information about nPower Health Through Warmth's
eligibility criteria, or to apply for help, please visit:-
call:- 0800 043 0151.
CCTV IMAGE APPEAL -
CROSBY ROAD SOUTH, SEAFORTH, SEFTON
Detectives have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to in
relation to a burglary in Seaforth.
The man was caught on camera at the front of a house in Crosby Road
South that was burgled while the 44 year old homeowner was briefly
He returned home at 3pm, on
Tuesday, 1 October 2013, to find his front door open and a Sony Viao
laptop, a Nexus 7 netbook, and an old-style camcorder stolen from
his kitchen and lounge.
Detectives believe the offender gained entry through an insecure
back door but left by unlocking the front door and walking out.
They are keen to speak to the man
in the CCTV footage as he was filmed visiting the premises sometime
between when the homeowner left at 2.45pm and when he returned at
Call Detective Constable Stephanie Rimmer at Marsh Lane CID on:-
0151 777 3807 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
over Formby for a day!
Photographs by Patrick
FORMBY village's rich
history was again celebrated on
Saturday, 5 October 2013, when The Viking Medieval Market Day was
held at the Gild Hall. Combat demonstrations, BBC Time Team's Mark
Olly and his 'entourage' that included Tony Higginson
Books , along with volunteers
from The Dove Trust were just a few of the many people involved in
putting on what was a very interesting event. The event aimed not
only at capturing a flavour of the Formby's ancient
history, but also served to act
as a reminder to visit shop locally. Formby was founded on commerce
as the Vikings were in fact
traders The event had a
Living History 'camp' along with stalls, mixed in with
demonstrations of Viking crafts and weapons, with weapons came an
archery range and combat skills... In fact one brave chap was
letting children fire specially made arrows at him! If all that was
not enough the event also held a Fornebei Hnefatafl Tournament (a
1600 year old game that is like chess, just in case you did not
know). If you missed Hnefatafl Tournament but would still like to
participate, contact Formby Books for more information about taking
part in local games... Taking to the stage in the Hall was a
fantastic band, next to a book stall, with authors signing books...
This was a truly lively event and bustling with activity and we hope
as the organisers do, that it will be returning next year and will
grow in strength. These are a few photographs we took on the day.
Well done to all who took part and remember Formby is a Viking
Market place, so please do not let local trade die out. Keep the
tradition alive, by supporting the local small businesses all year
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