New Guidelines on Vitamin D

July 2016

Vitamin D supplements are cheap and widely available

"Experts recommend everyone consider vitamin D supplements over winter," says a headline in today's Daily Mail, while The Guardian urges "Tuck into tuna, salmon and eggs or take vitamin D pills – official health advice".

The headlines were prompted by new advice on vitamin D from Public Health England (PHE), which says that children and adults over the age of one should have 10 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin D every day. This means that some people may want to consider taking a supplement.


Telephone Preference System

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a free service. It is the official central opt out register on which you can record your preference not to receive unsolicited sales or marketing calls. It is a legal requirement that all organisations (including charities, voluntary organisations and political parties) do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS unless they have your consent to do so.

Organisations with which you have an ongoing relationship, for example those who regard you as a customer, (or in the case of charities - a donor) may well gather your consent during the early stages of your relationship with them and will therefore be entitled to call you even if your number is registered on TPS, unless you have previously told them specifically that you object to them calling you for marketing purposes.

The TPS can accept the registration of mobile telephone numbers, however it is important to note that this will prevent the receipt of marketing voice calls but not SMS (text) messages. If you wish to stop receiving SMS marketing messages, please send an 'opt-out' request to the company involved.

If you're being constantly bothered by unwanted phone calls try this service.

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Sefton Planning Committee Approvals

The following is an extract from the minutes

The Committee considered the report of the Chief Planning Officer that recommended that the above application for the erection of a two storey extension to the front, two storey extension to the side and rear and a single storey extension to the rear of the dwelling together with the installation of a flat roof to the garage at the front be granted subject to the conditions and for the reasons stated or referred to in the report.


Sefton Council have approved 2 planning applications in Formby. One in Barkfield Avenue and a second in Larkfield Lane.
Local Councillors from Formby attended the meeting.