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Formby Village Annual Christmas Lights

I am noticed this in on the Xmas lights organisers Facebook page and thought you'd like to see it, particularly if you don't use Facebook.

Announcement by the former Christmas Lights Team

It will come as no surprise that we cannot have the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on event to welcome in the start of the Festive season in Formby village. In fact it was looking doubtful as to whether we would be able to have a Christmas lights display at all!

The Christmas lights and the switch on events have been organised by local volunteers for the past 10+ years, and paid for by contributions from local traders and local organisations. This year, there was no way we could’ve asked our local businesses to put their hands in their pockets, yet again. 

So, it is with enormous relief and thanks, that Formby Formby Parish Council have stepped in! Although we cannot have the switch-on event, the PC have agreed to fund the lights and arrange a Christmas tree in the village for this and future years.

We are very thankful for this and for the hard work and dedication that previous Christmas lights teams have have made to ensure that Formby had amazing Christmas Lights display and events!

In particular, thanks go to:

Denise Dutton

Pat Wordley 

Kevin Haygarth

Peter Dunne & Anne Dunne

Paul Evans

Heather Davies, Jamie Scorgie and team at Formby Pool

Formby Rotary Club

Paul Lally (the Festive Decorator) 

Simon Jamieson

Mark Kenny (Sefton Engineers)

Norman Wallis (Southport Pleasureland)

Graham Moreton (Tarleton Photography)

St. John's Ambulance

Sefton Security & Cleansing Depts

Dowhigh Construction

Acorn Insurance

We are also very thankful for the many singers, musicians and entertainers who entranced us each year and to you, our fantastic Formby Community for coming out together and making the lights switch-on event so very special. 

Christmas is all about hope, so here’s is hoping that normal service will be resumed in 2021!

Note: A number of the people listed above have begun Imagine Formby a Community Interest Company (CIC). To work in an unpaid voluntary capacity for everyone living in Formby.