Aintree Youth Centre

Traditional youth clubs may well be old hat and as I mentioned a few days ago if Maghull’s innovative Youth Coffee Bar in Maghull Town Hall is anything to go by this more modern approach to youth facilities could well be the future or at least part of it.

In Aintree Village there is a traditional youth club and in recent years it has hardly been buzzing with activities for young people day in day out. Having said that some excellent sessions have been run there in recent times (indeed they still are) and a session particularly for a disability group is highly thought of.

However, when I was a ward councillor for Aintree Village (up until May of this year when I moved to neighbouring Park Ward) I quickly came to the conclusion that if this youth club was going to survive it needed to reinvent itself. A dynamic new Chairperson was then found and things are really moving now.

The way things are going I can see the youth club building being taken over and run by the community and for it to provide a wide range of facilities. Some exciting plans are being work on and I really do hope they prove to be successful. I am sure that a community run trust type organisation will be far more innovative and involved with the community than the building continuing to be in the hands of the local authority and it being used only part of the week.

I wish the group of resdidents who are putting the bid together to breath new life into Aintree Youth Centre every success.

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  1. Michael says:

    Dear Aintree youth centre we have received a news letter in relation to the centre closing down. Me and my wife would like to know if our support would help keep the centre open. My wife is a childminder and has worked with children with special needs. I am a manager for the NHS and like to play musical instruments in a band. We feel that we could offer some support in arranging some activities Like playing instruments or any other ideas people have we can help. I have lots of professional contacts who may be able to offer some financial support or maybe just some ideas for fundraising. If you feel that we can help please reply or contact us on 0151 525 2252 or 07787852986 thank you. Mike and Lorraine Murphy 151 sherwoods lane

    I will get your concerns look into ASAP – Tony

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