Get Involved - the Future of Formby Point

Future Formby

Welcome to these pages, which keep you updated with the Formby Point Project, and help you get involved with the future care of the Formby coast.

We aspire to improve access, conservation and facilities along this dynamic and ever changing coastline, loved by many and home to rare wildlife. These plans will affect you and the future generations who come to enjoy this special place.

We want to involve the many people who love the Formby coast in shaping these plans. Here you will find information about upcoming consultation events and discover what we talked about at previous events.  Our conversations are happening in lots of different ways. We have held local meetings, open days and drop in events, and recorded the views of hundreds of Formby residents and visitors. Our Community Involvement Panel is an additional voice for local people, where a cross-section of the community discuss ideas and suggestions about managing the coastline.


The National Trust has asked four architects to produce posters illustrating how new facilities could look and fit into the landscape and Lifeboat Road. Formby library is displaying these ideas between 15th and 22nd June 2018, and National Trust staff will be there to answer your questions and record your views on:

  • Saturday 15th June 2019, 10.00-14.00
  • Tuesday 18th June 2019, 13.00-17.00
  • Thursday 20th June 2019, 13.00-17.00
  • Saturday 22nd June 2019, 10.00-14.00

The posters will also be available to view at Formby market on 28th June 2019 between 10.00 and 16.00, and can be downloaded below.

Click here to send your comments to us online

Downloads from earlier consultation phases

Why do we need to make changes and what could the future look like at the Formby coast? Broad proposals are outlined in the Future of Formby consultation booklet which can be downloaded here.

Take a look at the ideas, comments and concerns expressed in our most recent consultation. You can download the  latest consultation report report or a summary of the findings.

To comment on anything you find on these pages, or to be kept informed about future consultations, please email:


Latest updates

15 Jun 19

'A vision for Lifeboat Road' at Formby library 15th-22nd June 2019

Four architects have generated posters illustrating their vision for new visitor facilities at lifeboat Road. Come down to Formby Library between 15th and 22nd June to take a look and contribute your views. Images are also available for download above.

Formby Library consultation June 2019

28 Mar 19

Future of Formby consultation report released

Results of the ‘Future of Formby’ consultation are out now. Over 800 booklets were given out, 250 conversations held and 41 detailed written submissions received. The full report can be downloaded from the link above.

Formby Library 2018

01 Sep 18

'Future of Formby' community consultations held across Formby

During September 2018 the National Trust ran community events across Formby to gather feedback on the outline plans outlined in the 'Future of Formby' booklet. This formed part of an ongoing partnership approach to planning for the future, where plans are developed in conjunction with local people, key partner organisations and stakeholder groups. Views of local people and visitors were collected through an online and paper survey, and in face to face conversations at Formby pool, library and village market.