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Posted on March 18th, 2013 by Site Administrator

As I am sure you are aware, we have been having some significant issues with the structural stability of our Scout Hall. In the last few months we have had to vacate the hall as it has not been safe to use. The Group employed a structural surveyor who completed a report as to the extent of the problems with the building; this has allowed us to go to builders and find out the amount of money it would require to make the necessary reparations to bring the building up to modern standards. In the last few weeks those quotes have come back to the Group Executive Committee so that we could make a decision as to the way forward.

It is with great sadness and regret that I have to inform you that the amount of money is beyond what the Group could ever afford (even with the generosity of other grant making bodies) and the decision has been taken to sell the hall to someone who can make the necessary repairs or redevelop the property.

In the meantime, we will continue to meet at the Trinity Hall for Beavers/Scouts and “Pip & Jim’s” for Cubs. The Group Executive are currently looking at a number of options for the longer term to give our Group a permanent home, but unfortunately it is going to take us some time to finalise it.

If you are aware of any suitable premises that we could use in the long term, please can you get in contact with me at the email address below.

Yours in Scouting,

James Currie-Cathey
Group Scout Leader
gsl@1stilfracombe.org.uk

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