Bill Esterson joins Aintree Village Parish Council chairman Cllr

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and Aintree Parish Council chairman Cllr Peter Gill with dignitaries from throughout Sefton at Aintree Village Parish Council Civic Service on Sunday.


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson said he was delighted to join Sefton dignitaries at Aintree Village Parish Council's Civic Service on Sunday.

The MP joined Aintree Village Parish Councillors and dignitaries from throughout Sefton at the annual service at St Giles church.

Fr John Williams from St Giles led the special service, with Fr John Butchard from Holy Rosary Rev, Rev John Kearns from Old Roan Baptist Church and Kim Goh from Old Roan Methodist church.

Aintree Village Parish Council Chairman Cllr Peter Gill chose Woodlands Hospice to be the beneficiaries from the Civic Service's offertory.

Cllr Gill said: "I would like to thank the residents of Aintree Village for their support, the service was very well attended. 

"It was a lovely service conducted by Father John Williams and the clergy from the other churches. The sermon from Rev John Kearns was very touching and stressed the part volunteers play in society today. 

"The collection raised £200 which will be given to Woodlands Hospice. Thanks also to everybody else who helped on the including the ladies from the Women's fellowship.
"Congratulations to Ian Roxburgh who received the Civic Award and Terry Baldwin a special Award. It was a fantastic gesture by Gwen Scott and her family when sadly her husband Ken passed away earlier in the year to ask for no flowers but donations to the Aintree Ratepayers Association. 

"Ken was very youth orientated so the family asked for the money to be used in that sector. The Aintree Ratepayers rounded the sum up so that pieces of equipment for skateboarding was bought and a large trampoline, which was donated to the Aintree Village Youth and Community Centre. This all came to over £1,000 and Gwen and her family presented these on the day. Thank you to everybody for a very enjoyable day."

Bill Esterson said he was delighted to have been invited to attend the service.
Bill said: "Each and every year, the Civic Services throughout my constituency are always highlights of my calendar.
"It is great to see the whole community coming together to celebrate all that is good about the area where they live. Sunday's Aintree Village Parish Council Service was another great celebration of the community.
"Very many congratulations to this year's Aintree Village Civic Award Ian Roxburgh and Terry Baldwin who received a special award. Both are very worthy recipients of awards.
"I'd also like to thank Cllr Gill and his Aintree Village Parish Council colleagues for inviting me along to their Civic Service and for all the fantastic work they do for the people and community of Aintree Village."

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