FRAGOFF formed in 2012 to fight development on the green belt, initially it involved a group of residents living around the Farmers field between Alt Rd, Liverpool Rd and Formby bypass. Soon people further away started to take an interest as developers snapped up more land in Formby, Maghull and Aintree. Since then FRAGOFF has fought against Sefton's Local Plan and spoke up at the public inquiry representing residents concerns about infrastructure, loss of protected habitat, traffic congestion and flooding and drainage, all likely to suffer under the strain of new development. Most recently members of FRAGOFF fought along side residents at Andrews Lane as they tried to defeat a development on farmland near Hoggs Hill Lane Railway Crossing. Residents in the upcoming battles will benefit greatly from the lessons learned in their struggle and we extend our thanks.
Look our for our Latest Leaflet
There is more information about an application for access to the Liverpool Rd Site in preoeration for a ful application being submitted. Also it appeals for anyone who hasn't yet to send in objections to current applications at Brackenway, Altcar Lane and Andrews Lane, more information can be found on our be found on our new Planning Applications page. A FRAG Public Meeting will be held at the Gild Hall, Church Road, Formby. See our Upcoming events for more details. Click on the leaflet opposite to download our own copy.
Elections In May, Please Support FRAG
The Local Elections will be held on the 3rd of May, we are asking you to give some serious thought about supporting FRAG and helping us keep our excelent Councillor Maria Bennett. Maria knows more about these issues than anyone else in Formby. It is much easier to fight these applications when you have someone you can trust is always on your side on the council. We will be putting up a candidate in Harington Ward this year too, and have a candidate in the Parish Council By Election. Please consider giving us your support even if this is the one and only time you swap your ellegiance, it will send a message to the current leaders of Sefton Council and Sefton Planning that we are not going away.
FRAG Submit Beefed up Fracking Motion.
Formby Resident Action Group Councillors Maria Bennett and Bob McCann table tougher Fracking motion with help from Independent Coucillors in Lydiate and Maghull. In a move to back Frack Free Formby as they present their petition to Sefton Council, Maria will table a new motion designed to toughen up an earlier Sefton Labour motion tabled when the national Labour Party still supported Fracking under the right circumstances?!
We would remind Labour Coucillors that Labour's 2017 Manifiesto promised to ban fracking, so hopefully they will be joining FRAG councillors in supporting the motion when the full Council meets on Thursday 25th of January. For more details of when and where see Upcoming events.