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Councillors inspect new Scouting Centre

 Published on: 6th October 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

Councillors from Northwood Hills were given a guided tour of the 1st Northwood Scout Group’s new Scouting Centre last month.

Jonathan Bianco and Duncan Flynn were given a guided tour by Scout Project Manager Richard Plume.

The foundations are on track to be completed by mid-November and the shell of the new building should be in place by Christmas.

The councillors have a very strong interest in the project, as Hillingdon Council has awarded the group a substantial contribution to the costs. 

1st Northwood Scouts is one of the first Groups to  receive money from the council’s newly-created capital fund to support capital projects for youth organisations. 

Cllr Flynn told NorthwoodNews he was delighted to inspect progress to date.

He commented: “The council have provided some of the funding and I think it’s fantastic. The new centre will be much larger and the older building needed to be replaced. The new centre will be a state of the art brand new facility, a great boost for Scouting in the area and hugely beneficial for  the young people using for decades and beyond. They’re doing a great job and I’m looking forward to it opening.”

The current hut in Northwood Way was built in 1956; after 60 years of hard use it is no longer economical to maintain and repair.

The appeal was launched in March 2017 at Fairfield Church in Northwood Hills and the new centre is due to open in March 2019

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