Scouts get grant to fix hut

I was pleased that the North Sutton Scout Group, based in Stayton Road, have been awarded a grant of £2,000 by the local Council for essential work to their scout hut.

Scout leader Andrew Gorley (pictured above) and some young scouts attended the Sutton Local Committee this Tuesday to speak about their activities, including a range of adventure trips.

Last month they hosted a ‘Love Where You Live’ event sponsored by McDonalds, which is usually aimed at cleaning litter to improve the neighbourhood and promoting a message of not dropping litter.

However this year I was delighted they extended their activities on the day to include building a flowerbed.

The Scouts have already raised £4,000 towards improvements to the hut (one of the halls is out of use because of roof problems) and the Council grant from our Public Realm money should be enough to complete the job!

By Lester Holloway @brolezholloway

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