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HELP OUT: Bushey councillor gives cash boost to Scout group’s security upgrade

 Published on: 20th February 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Bushey Scout group is appealing for support to help tackle security concerns which they say are jeopardising their future.

The 64th Bushey and Oxhey Scouts have suffered repeated vandalism at their hut at Moatfield Recreation Ground, including a damaged fence, graffiti and broken windows.

To protect their premises, they are looking to raise £10,000 to install CCTV, signage and a sturdier metal fence, as recommended by local police.

David Holdback, chair of the group, said: “We’re a thriving Scout group, with new Beaver and Cub packs opening soon. Guides and playgroups also use our building, which in total benefits more than 150 local children every week.

“It would be a crying shame if that came to an end because vandalism makes the hut unusable.”

As a first step, Lib Dem county councillor Laurence Brass has arranged a grant of £1,250.

Cllr Brass said: “We’re pleased to help support this vital community asset, but I’d also appeal to vandals to show more respect to a site which helps so many youngsters.”

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