Over 40 staff from Mears, their local supply chain partners and Gloucester City Homes carried out a building makeover at the 11th Gloucester Hucclecote Scout group in Deer Park Road. Works included internal and external redecoration, new front doors, garden maintenance and repairs to the front and back gates. The renovated Scout Hut was opened by the Scouts and Cubs on Wednesday 28 May.
The centre is important as it offers activities to boys and girls under 18 including camping, cooking and working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The centre is run by a team of volunteers who dedicate a large amount of their personal time to keep the Scout Group going.
Adrian Marshman, Regional Director for Mears said: “Terry and the team provide a huge range of activities for local children and it is obvious that the Scout group is an invaluable resource for the local community. We are very pleased that we can help and we are grateful to our suppliers who are donating their time and materials to assist.”
Terry Newland, Scout Leader said: “We’re very grateful to Mears and their partners for their community spirit! This has greatly improved our Headquarters. It is a better environment for everyone and will help us attract new members.”
Mears is also leading on the renovation to preserve the external fabric, improve the energy efficiency and appearance of around 100 non-traditional homes for Gloucester City Homes. Works include external wall insulation, roofing and window replacements. GCH are investing nearly £2m across the city to improve the thermal efficiency of homes and therefore reduce tenants’ heating bills. This couldn’t come at a better time for tenants with gas and electric costs set to rise.