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Clevedon scout hut given lick of paint from volunteers

PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 November 2017

Volunteers painted the scout hut over the weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Volunteers painted the scout hut over the weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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A scout hut has been given a makeover thanks to an ‘army’ of dedicated volunteers.

The inside of Clevedon 1st Scout Hut, off Southey Road, was painted over the weekend by leaders and volunteers, as well as staff at Clevedon-based company PB Design.

Dozens of people got involved in the project by both painting and cleaning, and scout leader Mike Provis has thanked the community’s support and hard work. He said: “The 1st Clevedon Scout Hut has had somewhat of a makeover thanks to a community-minded local company and some of the leaders and executive committee. Fourteen hours of painting on the Friday, followed by another session on the Saturday, saw the main hall, the entrance hall, the stairwell and the landing spruced up so it’s now looking and smelling nice.

“The scout group would like to say a massive thank you to the army of volunteers from PB Design that gave up their time and worked so hard to complete the work. Also a big thank you to the Clevedon DIY Centre for its support and to everyone that helped with the clean up the weekend before – and boy did it take some cleaning.

“As they say, it’s all in the prep work, so without your help the painting couldn’t have happened.

“The coming weeks should see new notice boards, cleaned flags and plaques put back up along with some other exciting additions in planning.”

The makeover is part of a long-term plan to upgrade the hut’s facilities, with volunteers now hoping to turn their attention to improving the toilets.

The 1st Clevedon Scouts is one of the fastest growing groups in North Somerset, boasting more than 150 members spread across a scout troop, two cub packs and two beaver colonies. Earlier this month the scout group issued an appeal for new leaders to help with organising its activity programme which include regular meetings, camps and day trips. Training will be provided to all volunteers and a DBS check will be required.

To help the group should email info@1stclevedonscouts.org.uk or chairman James Wootton on chairman@1stclevedonscouts.org.uk

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