Get Involved - the Future of Formby Point

Future Formby
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The coronavirus crisis has had both an immediate and lasting impact on the financial resilience of the National Trust. In April we agreed that we would defer, or in some cases stop, a large proportion of project spend planned for the financial year 20/21. Sadly, this includes the Formby Point project, which has been deferred.

Welcome to these pages, which keep you updated with the Formby Point Project, and show how you can get involved.

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 future generations who come to enjoy this special place.

We hope all those who love the Formby coast wil contribute to 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 recorded the views of hundreds of Formby residents and visitors at open days and drop in events. 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 coast.


Coastal Change at Victoria Road

There are big decisions to be made at Victoria Road. The car park loses spaces every year as the dunes roll back and increasing amounts of rubble falls onto the beach. Find out more about the challenges and opportunities, and get involved in finding a solution.

Video 1: Formby's Shifting Shoreline

Video 2: Formby's Trouble with the Rubble

Downloads from earlier consultation phases

A Vision for Lifeboat Road:  The National Trust asked four architects to produce posters illustrating proposals for a new cafe and toilets at Lifeboat Road. Take a look at how local people responded: Vision for Lifeboat Road full consultation report   

The Future of Formby booklet can be downloaded here. You can also download the 2018 Future of Formby full consultation report or summary.

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


Latest updates

15 Jan 20

The coast at Victoria Road is changing. Take a look at one of our short films out now

The Formby coast is transforming before our eyes. Four short films have been created by staff, volunteers and the local community to show how this might affect the way we care for and enjoy the coast at Victoria Road. Click on the video links above.

Formby beach National Trust

10 Nov 19

Lifeboat Road public consultation report published

A report from the latest consultations is out now. Take a look at how local people responded to four contrasting proposals for a café and toilets at Lifeboat Road.

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