A SCOUTS group wants to replace its deteriorating building - but it needs a further £60,000 to achieve it.

Scouts Corner has been the home of scouting in Hereford since 1949, although the building itself is much older.

In the 1980s, the trustees started a project to rebuild the site off Eign Road as its condition was starting to deteriorate in condition. Unfortunately, the cost of the project was too much for the district at the time, and the trustees decided to refurbish the hall instead.


However, after years of patching things up, Scouts South Marches believe the time has come to rebuild its headquarters and resolve the issues that generations of volunteers have faced.

"We know that the provision of social and community facilities, including premises from which voluntary services such as the scouts are run, is valuable to communities," said Lee Fletcher, from Scouts South Marches. 

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"Whilst our primary aim is to create a District Scout Headquarters which meets our needs, we would welcome its wider use by the community as we have done with the current building.

"We are very aware of our environmental impact and we have taken great lengths to ensure the new building is as environmentally friendly as possible by, for example, installing solar panels, using an air source heat pump and ensuring the building is well insulated.

"A general appeal has been made and we are looking to raise a further £60,000 through grants and our Just Giving page over the next few months."