31 October 2018
Apprentices from Nottingham City Homes have come to the rescue of a local Scout Group to help keep their Scout premises in use.
The 75th Nottingham Scout Group, based in Wollaton, were left with no way of heating their base after their heating system was condemned due to faulty wiring. They made a plea for help to Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, Cllr Graham Chapman and to Nottingham City Homes, whose apprentices and Director are now giving up their time to help fit a new system.
Not only are the third year apprentices installing a new heating system, but they are also fixing some of the lighting and upgrading the toilets at the scout premises on Arleston Drive.
NCH and their Nottingham suppliers, City Electrical Factors and Michael Pavis are providing all the materials and appliances, including heating panels and light fittings free of charge has part of their social responsibility commitments.
Carl Jones, Group Scout Leader, said, “Scouting is about empowering children and young people, teaching them valuable skills that they can take with them through life. We welcome NCH coming along to work with our Scouts and helping them develop skills and attitudes that they can carry forward into the future.”
Delroy Beverley, Director of Construction, Repairs and Maintenance Services at NCH, said; as part of our commitment to getting more young people engaged across our estates. We recognised the valuable work undertaken by local Scout Groups. As we approach the winter period, it is important we help to keep the Scouts Group in their premises by ensuring they are warm and well lit during the winter months. Our apprentices are doing a great job installing new heating and lighting, and we have had some of Scouts here today helping with this important work. NCH continues work hard to improve neighbourhoods and the Scouts are a key part of the community in Wollaton”.
Cllr Graham Chapman, Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m pleased we were able to help this scout group. It’s important that we support local initiatives and groups like the scouts. So many young people are a part of this group locally and we need to make sure they have somewhere warm and welcoming to run their activities through the winter months.”
Cllr Cate Woodward, Ward Councillor for Wollaton West, said: “We welcome NCH’s involvement in this project for Wollaton, and I’m delighted to have been invited here today to see it in action”.