Weekly Market gets the go ahead for Formby Village
Formby Parish Council has for some time been concerned about the decline in footfall of people using the shopping facilities in the village. The last few years we have tried to improve the ambiance of the village with an eye catching floral display of flowers as well as improvements to the War Memorial and grounds. We have also upgraded the CCTV system operating in the village to try to make it a safe experience for shoppers and visitors.
Footfall has continued to fall in the village and with the added problem of car park charges being implemented in Sumner Road, this has added to the problem. In order to attract more people to the area Formby Parish Council has decided to hold a weekly Friday market for five months commencing on the 12th May till the end of September. The market will be run by Sefton Council and will have no financial charge to the Parish Council. There will be thirty stalls in all down one side of Chapel lane from Barclays bank to the Nat West Bank.
The stalls will be interspaced along the pavement between the outside tea/coffee areas and all will face the shops in order to give a corridor effect. There will be no stalls on the road and no road closures. The Parish Council will also have the final say on what is to be sold on the stalls as we do not want items that seriously affect our local shops.
Every week one stall will be available free of charge to be used by a Formby based organisation/school/or charitable trust. To apply to use this stall please contact Formby Parish Council Clerk based in Formby Library, Duke Street on Telephone 01704 395955 . No charge will be made for the use of the stall.
Due to contractual agreement made well before the decision to hold a market in Formby there will be no market on Friday 2nd June, as the stalls are being used at an event in Southport.