Formby Coast Open Day

Visitors on Formby Beach

Join us to share your thoughts about caring for the Formby coast at a special Open Day on Monday 17 July 2017 from 9.30am to 7pm.

Bring along your views and stories about the Formby coast past, present and future. The event will explore ideas for how we can best care for this special place for the benefit of the people who love it and the wildlife that makes its home here.

The Open Day follows on from announcements earlier this year that the Trust is in discussions with Sefton Council about the transfer of an additional 204 hectares of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols into its care. 

Stalls will be open throughout the day for you to drop in and chat to National Trust staff and other members of the local community. A series of workshops will also be running focused on the following themes. 

Workshops:

•    10.00-13.00: Experiencing Formby, Access and Facilities: we will discuss: traffic and access, car parking, dog walking, facilities (toilets, coffee shops, food offer), memberships, events and how to manage busy days.

•    14.00-16.00: Caring for the Coast, Caring for Formby: we will discuss nature and wildlife, car park location, sand dunes and woodland management.

•    16.30-18.30: Working with local businesses and the community: we will discuss opportunities for businesses and communities in Formby to work with the National Trust: catering and retail opportunities, volunteering and work opportunities. 
Please help to spread the word about this open day and we look forward to seeing you on 17 July.


Location and timings:

Monday 17 July from 9.30am to 7pm.
The Gild Hall, Church Road, Formby, L37 3NG 
For directions please visit http://www.gildhall.co.uk/find-us.html 


There is free parking on site. 


The stalls will be open from 9.30-19.00pm and there is no need to book, just drop by and tell us what you think! 


Workshops: Please confirm your attendance at the workshops, so that we can plan for food and refreshments. 
· 10.30-13.00: Experiencing Formby, Access and Facilities 
· 14.00-16.00: Caring for the Coast, Caring for Formby 
· 16.30-18.30: Working with local businesses and the community 


To confirm attendance at the workshops please email: talkingformby@nationaltrust.org.uk or call: 01704 878591 ext. 101