Review 2015-16: Scout & Guide HQ

Sue Rodger
The Joint Management Committee is the body responsible for the development, maintenance and management of our Headquarters, jointly owned and occupied by Girlguiding Hinchley Wood and 1st Hinchley Wood Scout Group.

We derive income from the Guides and Scouts quarterly contributions, the pre-school rental and occasional donations. In addition a levy of £5 per member per ‘term’ is made, paid through members subscriptions. Everyday expenses are utility bills, building insurance and maintenance, as our ongoing schedule and as required, for example the main hall floor has recently been power cleaned and resealed.

As always a lot of work is needed to maintain and improve the Scout and Guide HQ for the benefit of all users. Parental help is always appreciated, such as at our periodic Clean-Up Days.

Our plans to improve the leased open space area got off to a good start with the ‘temporary’ fence finally being replaced with new gates and a super mixed hedge being planted. Next to come is a campfire circle outdoor meeting space!

Such improvements together with HQ works such as the planned renewal of the electrical wiring, toilet refurbishment and new car park tarmac are in general dependent on successful grant aid applications or other funding being made available as regular income will not cover this expenditure.

Can you maintain buildings or coordinate people? We need your skills to carry out work or manage contractors or volunteers to do jobs at the HQ. Please contact your parent rep if you can help.

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