We are always looking out for people to help out with the running of 1st Hinchley Wood scout group as we rely solely on volunteers to be successful! The help we need comes in various shapes and sizes – there will be an opportunity to suit everyone!
At the minute, we are looking for two very different roles to be filled. Given these roles will be more than an hour here and there, should you be willing to take on one of these, in recognition of your commitment, your child will jump to the top of the waiting list, to start in the group as soon as possible!
Should neither of these roles work for you, but you feel able to contribute in other ways then please do not hesitate to get in touch. For example we are continuing to look to expand the leadership team for Beavers – our youngest group of children.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Emma Wilson at .
Should this not be for you, then do please mention to others who may be interested in getting experience such as this.
1st Hinchley Wood scout group were out in force at the St George’s Day Parade on 27 April. The occasion was blessed with a fine breezy afternoon which helped to make it all the more enjoyable.
The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers carried and escorted flags, read Laws, prayers and helped with the collection, supported of course by the Leaders & Assistants. Thanks to the parents that acted as road stewards and to the Group Members & parents who attended the Parade.
After the parade, the group welcomed a new smaller minibus – the fruits of hard work by many fundraisers – and said ‘farewell’ to the old blue minibus, after 27 years faithful service with 1st Hinchley Wood.
The old bus has been donated and is destined for new adventures in Zimbabwe with a charity there, thanks to Beaver leader Ian Broderick for the idea and the contact with Billy and Zimbabwe.
The Scout Christmas Post is now in operation again until the last collection on Tuesday 20 December.
The bright yellow boxes are strategically placed around the area. Postage is a bargain at a suggested 30p per item, more than a 50% discount on Royal Mail’s second class post. Simply post your Christmas mail in one of our boxes together with coins (loose) to cover the postage. Please remember to put the full address and postcode!
Post boxes are located at:
- Stephens Fine Foods, Station Approach
- 5 Hillcrest Gardens
- 38 Greenways
- 37 Medina Avenue
- 26 Montgomery Avenue
- 149 Manor Road
Our delivery area includes all of Hinchley Wood and much of Thames Ditton, Long Ditton and Esher and (as we are working in conjunction with 1st Claygate Scouts) the whole of Claygate – see the roads list below, and attached here.
The service is being operated by Scouts and Explorers who are also working towards their Fundraising Activity Badges.
So you can organise your mail before leaving home we attach an updated copy of the information notice which describes how to use the Post and includes a list of the roads covered.
All proceeds from the Post will go to Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust to help them provide a 24/7 doctor-led helicopter emergency medical service. Their two helicopters and crews deliver the services normally found in a hospital A&E department directly to scenes of trauma and medical emergencies. They receive no statutory funding for the £6.4 million annual cost.
Mail can be delivered to all addresses in the following roads
Avondale Avenue, Chesterfield Drive, Claygate Lane, Cotswold Close, Couchmore Avenue, Cumberland Drive, Dorchester Close, Eastmont Road, Greenways, Harefield, Heathside, Heathside Close, Hengest Avenue, Hill Rise, Hillcrest Gardens, Hillmont Road, Hinchley Close, Hinchley Drive, Hinchley Way, Macaulay Avenue, Manor Drive, Manor Road North, Manor Road South, Meadow Close, Medina Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Poplar Road, Priors Wood, Rosewood, Severn Drive, Soprano Way, Southmont Road, Southwood Gardens, Station Approach, Westmont Road
Thames Ditton & Long Ditton
Angel Road, Bankside Drive, Bourne Close, Brooklands Road, Claygate Lane, Dene Gardens, Ditton Lawn, Effingham Road, Ewell Road, Giggs Hill Gardens, Gloucester Place, Greenwood Close, Greenwood Road, Lynwood Road, Manor Road North, Manordene Close, Mayfield Road, Oakdene Avenue, Orchard Avenue, Orchard Close, Paget Place, Quinton Road, Rushett Road, Rythe Court, St Andrews Close, Scott Farm Close, Southville Road, Sugden Road, Thorkhill Gardens, Thorkhill Road, Wessex Close, Westville Road, Woodfield Road
Alma Road, Carleton Close, Chestnut Avenue, Cranbrook Drive, Cranleigh Road, The Drive, Elm Tree Avenue, Ember Gardens, Ember Lane, Gainsborough Cl, Grove End Lane, Grove Way, Houston Place, Imber Close, Imber Grove, Imber Park Road, Lime Tree Avenue, Oaklands Avenue, Orchard Gate, Parkwood Avenue, Sandon Close, Woodend, The Woodlands, Woodside Avenue
Albany Crescent, Applegarth, Arbrook Lane, Aston Road, Athlone, Beaconsfield Gdns, Beaconsfield Rd, Berkeley Gardens, Blakeden Drive, Bridle Road, Brookfield Gardens, Caerleon Close, Cavendish Drive, Cedar Walk, Chadworth Way, Church Road, Claremont, Claremont Road, Claygate Lodge Cl, Common Lane, Common Road, Cornwall Avenue, Coverts Road, Crediton Way, Dalmore Avenue, Denman Drive, Derwent Close, Elm Gardens, Elm Road, Fairlawn Close, Fawcus Close, Fee Farm Road, Firs Close & The Firs, Fishersdene, Fitzalan Road, Foley Road, Forge Drive, Foxwarren, Glebelands, Glenavon Close, Gordon Road, Hare Lane, Hermitage Close, High Foleys, High Street, Hillview Road, Holroyd Road, Homestead Gardens, Hurstbourne, Judge Walk, Kilnside, Kingsmead Park, Lane Gardens, Langbourne Way, Loseberry Road, Lower Wood Road, Meadow Road, Melbury Close, Merrilyn Close, Mountview Road, Norfolk Road, Oaken Drive, Oaken Lane, Oakhill, Old Claygate Lane, Queen Anne Drive, Raleigh Drive, Raymond Way, Red Lane, Redruth Gardens, Rose Cottages, Rosehill, Ruxley Crescent, Ruxley Grange, Ruxley Ridge, Rythe Close, Rythe Road, Sim’S Cottage, Simmil Road, St Leonard’S Road, Station Road, Station Way, Stevens Lane, Stockfield Road, Sydney Cottage, Sydney Terrace, Telegraph Lane, The Avenue, The Causeway, The Elms, The Firs, The Green, The Parade, The Roundway, The Willows, Thorne Close, Torrington Close, Torrington Road, Tower Gardens, Trystings Close, Vale Croft, Vale Road, Westbury Avenue, Woodbourne Drive, Woodlands Close