Modernising our facilities and making our hall safe

In 2023 the trustees commenced a comprehensive hall refurbishment project, but to continue this we now need external assistance.  We have already used £13k of our reserves to mend and clean the roof, renew all the lighting (upgrading to LED) and install a modern fire alarm system.  These urgent improvements have brought our building up to current safety standards, and will also reduce our energy consumption; however this necessary work has substantially reduced our financial  reserves.

Our next objectives are:

  • install a modern kitchen suitable for a community hall and remodel our meeting room;
  • refurbish the hall floor;
  • refurbish the toilets and showers and
  • augment or replace our gas heating system.

These upgrade projects will ensure that the Scout Group, and the wider community, will enjoy good facilities for many years to come.  By bettering the hall for hire, we also generate an increased income stream that will enable us to keep the cost of Scouting as low as possible for our young people and families.