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Local landmark the Weld Blundell Pub has now been demolished

The 18th century building, known as the Weld Blundell Pub on the Formby bypass closed its doors for the final time on Sunday 13th May 2018 and It has now been completely demolished.

The pub, we believe has been there for over 70 years as a pub on Scaffold Lane, Ince Blundell and has seen many extensions over the years.

A planning application was submitted to Sefton Council for the demolition of the Weld Blundell Pub on the Formby Bypass and to erect a 10-pump petrol filling station with ancillary retail and drive thru cafe/restaurant along with a new bowling green clubhouse and improvements to the existing bowling green. According to the EG Group, 45 jobs will be created through the development.

As far as we are aware, the bowling green cannot be removed as it was originally gifted by the land owner so it will remain and will be improved.

The agent name for the planning application is PWA Planning. There are some concerns by local residents that this is already a busy junction and notorious accident spot, as well as a large amount of congestion at peak times throughout the day. There are also already three garages within 5 minutes of this particular spot.

However, others look forward to the convenience of shopping and filling up in one place. Local resident Paul Hannaman said: “That’s the best news we have had in a long time, the Weld Blundell is a waste of space, it's old and this would be great for the Ince Blundell community finally having a shop on our doorstep. I only hope it comes to fruition.”

Completely demolished on Sunday 16th December 2018

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