Aintree Davenhill – Official Reopening following rebuild


I was delighted to be invited to the formal reopening ceremony yesterday in the presence of the Countess of Wessex. Whilst I no longer represent Aintree Village I am told that my efforts in pushing for the School’s rebuild were remembered.

When I was first elected to serve Molyneux Ward (which includes Aintree Village) in 1999 I picked this up as a major issue to be pursued along with the rebuilding of the Oriel Drive GP practice building. Thankfully both have been successfully completed.

I met with Sefton’s then Director of Education in 1999 and followed it up with further lobbying at every opportunity. Finally, the pushing and shoving worked but the real effort was made by Aintree Ratepayers Association and Aintree Parish Council all I did was to get those in control of the local purse strings to take notice and prioritise the School’s rebuild.

The event yesterday was a great success with much singing by the children of Davenhill. A good day indeed.

One thought on “Aintree Davenhill – Official Reopening following rebuild

  1. Stephen Gent says:

    I was honoured to have been invited to attend this most memorable event, as a former pupil it brought back many happy memories of my time at what we now know as “Aintree Davenhill”.

    The official opening yesterday by HRH the Countess of Wessex was the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication by so many – staff, governors, local politicians/decision-makers and council officers.

    The Aintree Davenhill extended ‘choir’ sang like angels, two pupils from the infants ably assisted the Countess in unveiling the plaque pictured above.

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