Re-launch of Eldonian Village Hall

_MG_1030This morning I attended the re-launch ceremony of Eldonian Village Hall which suffered an arson attack in November 2011. It caused extensive damage – ruining the lounge and bar areas.

The extensive refurbishment is impressive and I congratulate all those involved with restoring the club back to glory.

The event also saw Eldonian’s founder Tony McGann be awarded Honorary Lifetime President of the Eldonian Group Ltd. Tony has been a true champion and strong leader for the local Eldonian community, which is an international model of community development. The award is a true testament to his commitment and vision.

The latest phase of Eldonian Village was also launched. This will see £1m of investment develop 8 two-bedroom houses on the site of the former Eldonian offices. The development was halted by the arson attack.

I am pictured with Tony McGann, Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool and Cllr Sharon Sullivan, the current Lord Mayor of Liverpool.