Get Involved - the Future of Formby Point

Future Formby

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

Through the Formby Point Project, the National Trust is developing new approaches to caring for Formby's coastline in the coming decades. 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 this special place in shaping these plans. Here you will find information about upcoming consultation events and discover what we talked about at previous events.  

Talking to local people
Our ongoing 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 come together to discuss ideas and suggestions about managing the coastline. See the timeline below for more details of the community involvement process so far.

Download the Future of Formby booklet
Views of local people and visitors have contributed to the development of early-stage proposals, which are outlined in the Future of Formby consultation booklet which can be 
downloaded here or picked up from the National Trust Victoria Road entrance kiosk.

NEW: Future of Formby consultation report 

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

If you’d like to comment on anything you find on these pages, or to be kept informed about future consultations, please email


Latest updates

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.

01 Aug 18

The Future of Formby: Consultation booklet launched

Based on community consultations carried out between July and September 2017, early-stage proposals for the care of the coast were developed. These were outlined in a consultation booklet: ‘The Future of Formby: Proposals for the care of the coast’, which was made available from our website and distributed at consultation events and through community groups. Copies are also available at the Victoria Road entrance kiosk.