MP and councillor see for themselves the good work done by Formby Luncheon Club

Bill Esterson and Catie Page with Formby Luncheon Club volunteers

Bill Esterson MP visited Formby Luncheon Club with newly elected Labour Councillor Catie Page.

Bill met chairman of Formby CVS Bill Bowley, trustee Roy Broadbent and chairman of the Luncheon Club Jean Jones.

Bill had lunch with Formby regulars and heard about the way the Luncheon Club and Community Transport work together to give residents a day out.

Bill said: “The Luncheon Club runs very well and I was made to feel very welcome. Residents who attend often rely on the club for their day out each week and I met a number of residents who really look forward to seeing their friends over lunch each week.

"I also heard from residents about some of their concerns for Formby. Concerns like those of Sarah Fields who asked for more crossings of Chapel Lane and for a skateboard park for her grandson. I also met Doreen Gillet who is concerned at the state of the pavements in Formby and wants them returned. I shall be raising these and other issues with the authorities.

"The volunteers and trustees of the Luncheon Club and Community Transport do a great job looking after some of the elderly people in Formby. I would pay tribute to them for their hard work.

"Elderly people in other parts of Sefton Central are not as lucky and it is a tribute to the people who drive the buses, cook the food, clear up and organise the club that Formby is so well looked after.”