I got the follow note from the police this morning. I explains what has been going on in Heathfield Rd:
19th October 2009
I write to keep you informed of an incident which occurred on the evening of Friday 16th October 2009.
As a result of information received Merseyside Police Firework Incident Research Team and Merseyside Fire and Rescue officers attended the premises in Heathfield Rd, Ainsdale.
The premises was a shop opened for the specific purpose of selling fireworks. Officers found that the premises and sale of fireworks were not properly licensed and three quarters of a ton of fireworks were seized as a result.
Further proactive work will be undertaken on the run up to the Bonfire Night period to ensure that illegally purchased/sold fireworks are removed from our streets.
Insp Jim McLoughlin
Formby/Birkdale and Ainsdale Neighbourhood.
On a minor point. Heathfield Rd is in Birkdale. It always has been. I know the boundary commission has moved it into the local government ward of Ainsdale but, thankfully, that here today and gone tomorrow decision of a quango does not change the fact that it is in Birkdale-as is the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, the Birkdale Cemetary and for that matter half of Birkdale village which doesn't fall into the present boundary of Birkdale ward.