Scout group gets new hut

AFTER three years of fundraising and doubts about the group’s future, Long Melford Scouts and Guides will soon be celebrating the official opening of their new headquarters.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides will all attend the opening of the new building in Smaley Meadows on May 13 at 7.30pm.

The evening will include memorabilia displays and presentations.

Karen Austin, a member of the management committee for the building, said: “It has been a real struggle to raise the funds, but we can finally see the end result.”

The group’s original hut – known as the Den – was knocked down in 2007 after it was found to be in a state of disrepair.

Mrs Austin added: “This is a new beginning and everyone is very excited about the prospect of using the new meeting hut.”