New outdoor area declared open
Ash Green Scout Group had the pleasure of attending the official opening of the Youth and Community Centre in New Ash Green last month. The Group have invested thousands of pounds from the Big Lottery Fund and our own fundraising to improve the outdoor areas of the centre for the benefit of the community. Ash Green Scout Group uses the centre three times a week. Our funding was matched by other charitable funds from Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust and The Big Lottery Fund and a huge contribution from a legacy left by the late Peter Masson, to improve the centre inside and out.
The opening, organised by the Youth Centre Trust, saw the Chairman of Kent County Council cut a ribbon to declare the facility officially open.
Peter Lewis, Group Scout Leader said:
“We’ve invested time and money and made the most of external funding to help the Youth Centre improve its outdoor facilities for the benefit of all. Thanks to help from our scouting family, the Woodland Group and other community support, we’ve been able to vastly improve the outside area, making it a safe and useful space for our young people to use. In true scouting spirit, the group maintains the new grass area, with parents and young members helping to mow the lawn and keep it tidy. We now have an accessible woodland area and this is all made safe by a full security fence."
“We hope that our scouting groups will now enjoy this facility for years to come and that other members of the community can also enjoy the new green space.”
If you are interested in volunteering with Ash Green Scout group and the opportunities to help young people grow and thrive, please visit: http://www.ashgreenscouts.org.uk/spage-can_you_help_-current_vacancies.html