Progress towards new Heathfield Scouts HQ

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Progress is being made towards building a new HQ for the First Heathfield Scout Group.

The group has planning permission to construct a building on a site near Ghyll Road. Scout leader Jackie Parker said: “We have had to scale back our original plans for a totally ‘green’ building, but we are optimistic we will now be able to raise the funds to create a first-rate, modern and well-equipped place for Scouts and Guides to meet.

“At present we are able to hold meetings at All Saints and St Richard’s School. It’s very generous of them to allow us to use the space but clearly we need an HQ of our own.”

The local Sainsbury’s has adopted the HQ project as its charity and applications are being made to raise the £250,000.