Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson joins Maghull's Hudson Pr


Bill Esterson, the Labour MP for Sefton Central visited Hudson Primary School today for their Community Celebration Day.


The children played drums, violin, while a group from Maghull High School danced and children described the activities they have been involved in through the year for the event which was the culmination of Community Action Week.


Bill said: “I was pleased to be invited to support Hudson School and Chidlren’s Centre.


"The children were very excited at being able to present to their parents and I enjoyed watching and listening to the performance. There were also a series of displays of the activities which the children have been involved in and I am really pleased to see that Hudson children play their part in helping Maghull to be such a strong community.


"The children described their walks around Maghull, visiting the parks and they are also going to collect litter, with a prize going to all the children who attend.”


“I was very impressed by the school and by the Children’s Centre when I visited a few months ago and was pleased when Hudson Children’s Centre was given a stay of execution.


"It was good to see so many people at the school today who I met at the Children’s Centre and to hear how relieved they are at the decision not to go ahead with the closure.”


Bill said that while the borough's Children's Centres were given a stay of execution earlier this month, their long term future should be guaranteed by the Lib Dem and their Conservative allies.


Bill said: “Sefton Children’s Centres had their budget cut by £900,000 when the Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition agreed its budget a few weeks ago. I am hoping that the council does not change its mind again after the recent reprieve for Hudson Children’s Centre.


"I am convinced that Hudson Children’s Centre and Primary School are vital for people in Maghull, Melling and Lydiate and I will be doing all I can to ensure the council does not have a further change of heart.”

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