Formby Labour Councillors' disappointment at news Dickensian Day is cancelled
Formby 's Labour Councillors say while they are disappointed that Dickensian Day has been cancelled, they are encouraging the community to get involved in this month's Formby Show.
Councillors Catie Page, Peter Maguire and Nina Killen say they are saddened by the cancellation of the popular winter event.
Now, the three Labour Councillors are urging the people of Formby to give their backing to the summer show.
Cllr Page said: "Dickensian Day has been a popular event in the Formby calendar for many years, so it is obviously very disappointing that it has been cancelled.
"But the Formby Show is a fabulous event in its own right which people should get behind to ensure that we still have an event which celebrates the community.
"Many Formby community groups will be at the show and I will be on the Dove Trust stall. It should be a great two day event.
"I hope everyone gets behind the show this year and we all work together to make it even more successful again next year."
Cllr Killen added: "Formby Dickensian Day is a fabulous event which I take my children to each year.
"It is an event which brings the community together. But we are lucky here in Formby that we have a number of great events to bring the community together, including Formby Show which will hopefully become the big event in the calendar each year."
Cllr Maguire said: "Even when I was at school everyone always looked forward to going along to Dickensian Day and that hasn't changed over the years. I always make sure that my calendar is free for the first Saturday in December so I can attend.
"It's always been great to see so many people come together to join the fun each year.
"Events like Dickensian Day and the Formby Show ensure that Formby keeps its community spirit and is one of the reasons why our town is the envy of the North West."
Formby Show will be held on the weekend of July 14 and 15.