Potters Bar scout group seeks community support to fund rebuild of its century-old hut

PUBLISHED: 07:02 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 07:31 19 February 2019

The 1st Little Heath and Potters Bar Scout Group hut in Quakers Lane, Potters Bar. Picture: Google street view

The 1st Little Heath and Potters Bar Scout Group hut in Quakers Lane, Potters Bar. Picture: Google street view

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Potters Bar’s oldest scout group is in a race against time to raise funds to rebuild its almost century-old base.

The 1st Little Heath and Potters Bar Scout Group, which was formed in 1910, has planning permission and detailed designs and costings for a project to demolish and rebuild its declining Quakers Lane hut.

But the group does not yet have all the money it needs and their planning permission expires in November.

Scout leader Tim Apps said: “We have a great Scout Group with over 60 children and 12 leaders and parent helpers for the three sections and we want to continue to grow and get more leaders and kids involved.

“We really need to start (the hut build) in April to allow us to have it up and running for the winter term.”

The hut was built in the 1920s and extended in the 1970s, but is becoming unusable due to its age.

It was previously home to a number of other groups from Zumba to karate but, with the hut declining, they have moved on.

The scout group is hoping for support from the community and local businesses to fund the project.

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