Little Heath and Potters Bar Scout Group’s �2,400 boost

A SCOUT group has been given a cash boost of more than �2,000 thanks to two Potters Bar councillors.

The 1st Little Heath and Potters Bar Scout Group has been awarded �2,400 in order to improve its hut in Quakers Lane.

The cash was given to the group by Hertsmere deputy mayor Peter Knell and councillor Tugay Sevincli, through Hertsmere Borough Council’s Ward Improvement Initiative Scheme (WIIS).

Under the scheme, residents and groups can apply to their ward councillors with a bid for cash to improve the area they live in.

Cllr Knell, who represents Furzefield ward, pledged his entire �2,000 allowance to the scouts, towards general repairs and replacement toilets, washbasins and windows.

You may also want to watch:

Cllr Knell, who was made 1st Little Heath’s honorary president this year, said: “Cub and scout groups provide a wonderful range of activities for young people and I was delighted to be able to support this application.”

Meanwhile, Cllr Sevincli donated �400 towards a water heater and gate to the back of the hut.

Most Read

Group scout leader Nigel Hickson said: “The group has been going for 100 years and we have more than 45 boy and girl members.

“We work hard to raise our own funds and our leaders are all volunteers so the money is gratefully received and will make a big difference to our facilities.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter