Ward funding helps local Scout group

Fulford Scout Group has fitted a new floor for members of their group, thanks to funding awarded from the local Councillor’s ward budget.


Previously, the floor of the Scout Group’s hall was worn and damaged in many areas, presenting numerous hazards to members of the Group.  However, at the request of the Scout Group, just under £1000 was awarded to the Scout Group by the local Ward Committee, so that they could replace the floor and provide a new soft play area.

The funding was awarded to the Scout Group at the end of July and the newly fitted floor was completed in October.


Cllr Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat local councillor for Fulford and Heslington, said:

“I am delighted that local ward funding has been able to help the Fulford Scout Group and fit a new soft play area to replace their damaged floor.”

“It is important that ward funding is used to benefit a variety of groups in the community and I am happy that we have been able to help the Scouts on this occasion.”

“This is a good example of how a relatively small amount of ward funding can be used to help improve an area.  If other residents in Fulford or Heslington have ideas on how funding can be best spent on community projects, then I would encourage them to get in contact with me.”


Chris King, a Fulford Scout Group leader, added:

“A big thank you from Fulford Scout Group. Fulford Scout Hut has 2 rooms which are used for a range of activities. The room at the back was looking very tired and outdated and thanks to a successful Ward Grant Bid we have been able to update and improve this Soft play room. The Scout building is used by Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Other groups who make us of the facilities are a Brownie Pack, an after- school club as well as the self- help group “MIND”.

“If you or your children are interested in joining one of our groups please e-mail: [email protected]coutgroup.org.uk.”

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