HQ Build Blog
HQ Build to Commence Monday 18th June 2018
An open letter by David Moore.
Dear Parents, leaders, Committee & Friends.
On the 8th February 2008 I wrote a letter to the borough treasurer asking if there was a possibility of relocating 1st Chertsey Scout Group. After a number of sites were identified we were offered a lease on the Staines Lane recreation ground as the site for a new HQ build.
I can finally tell you all that on Monday 18th June 2018 Longman Developments will start work on site to build Chertsey Scouts a new home & secure our future. That’s 3783 days, 10 years, 4 months, & 4 days since posting the letter to the council.
It’s not been an easy journey, we had many setbacks along the way. I would especially like to thank all those who have been involved in the project so far, Thorpe Park for the initial help with planning and Dr Brian Perry for his tireless work over the past few years in helping us through the complex planning process.
Although the build starts Monday the fundraising behind the scenes needs to carry on and ramp up. There is still a significant shortfall to complete the build of around 65k. We need all the help we can muster in raising the required funds to complete the fit out of the new HQ. If anybody is able to help with this then please make contact with the group.
There will be a ground breaking ceremony at the site with the Mayor of Runnymede hopefully early next week I will keep you all informed.
We will be keeping you up to date with the progress of the build on our Website & Chertsey Scouts Facebook.
Group Scout Leader