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FORMBY Reporter is a free email news service, run by professional journalists and other professional news gatherers. The aim of this site is to deliver a supplemental daily news and information service, that backs up our popular weekly online newspaper Southport ReporterJust like our online newspaper service Southport Reporter, Formby Reporter covers many of the major breaking news that takes place on, or is connected to, the Merseyside area.  Also the email service offers a heads up for any interesting events that might be taking place, backing up our Mersey Reporter service, and more!  So if you want to be informed and be in the know, then sign up today and keep up-to-date with all the news and information on Merseyside, delivered direct to your email inbox.   We intend not to send out more than 5 emails in a day, unless a a major event happens, that we feel you should be kept informed of, we do not send out over weekends or UK holidays.   The service will let you opt. out at any time should you decide to stop receiving the emails, so do not worry.  If you opt. out it will remove your information from our lists.  When you do sign up, keep a look out for your confirmation email.  This email will be sent to you after you have completed the first stage of our 2 part sign up.  Please check your SPAM bin as sadly it sometimes automatically gets moved into that part of your email inbox.

 

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Where does Formby Reporter get is name?

OUR websites take the names of the settlements on Merseyside, including its City, the world famous Liverpool.   Formby was in fact where the idea of our online only newspaper that became Southport Reporter was conceived.  Formby was originally a small village, but now it has grown and is neither a village, as most would recognise, but to small to be a town.  It is located on Sefton Coastline and is part of the UK region known Merseyside.

Evidence of man though using the area stretches back to approximately 3,500 to 4,000 years ago. This evidence has been confirmed after erosion of sand on the beach at Formby revealed layers of mud and sediment, with footprints, laid down by Neolithic and early Bronze Age man.   Formby Village as we know it today, is now in fact made up not one, but several very small villages that have expanded over the mid to late 1900's to what it is now today.  The main village that was to take over was Formby and the other main area, that still carries its name, but has become part of Formby is Freshfield.   Formby is thought to be one of the oldest settlements on Merseyside and the current village is thought to have been founded by the Vikings.  Oddly the vast majority of the oldest buildings within the Formby area are found within the Freshfield half of the village.  The other historic part of the areas rich history is sadly being eroded very fast into the Irish Sea.    That building was the worlds first ever lifeboat station

Despite its size, this area is world famous for many things, from growing a food plant called Asparagus, to having not one, but 2 internationally renowned golf courses; Formby Hall and Formby Golf Club.  

Formby geographically is sited also midway between Southport, its nearest town and Liverpool, it nearest City.  You can see its location on any map easily as  Formby points out in to the Irish Sea and is often marked as Formby Point.  It is also located between 2 military bases, Altcar Training Camp and RAF Woodvale, as well as the major international Golf course.

The nearest river is the Alt that passes the south easterly edge of the village and then moves off and into a village called High Town through farmland and the army camp.    Formby's regional association is Merseyside and is located in the northern part that region, known as Sefton, under Sefton MBC.    The area is also well known for it's incredibly rich ecosystem, having 3 major nature reserves, contain all types of endangered fauna and flora.  The most well known being the Natterjack Toad and the other major inhabitants being the Red Squirrel.

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