Skegby scout group gets village’s support

Councillors Tom Hollis second right and Jason Zadrozny far right, present a �1500 cheque to Skegby Scout Hut after the fire damage. l-r front is Ruby Towers 7 beaver, Matthew Burton 8 cub and Group Scout Leader Ian Butler.
Councillors Tom Hollis second right and Jason Zadrozny far right, present a �1500 cheque to Skegby Scout Hut after the fire damage. l-r front is Ruby Towers 7 beaver, Matthew Burton 8 cub and Group Scout Leader Ian Butler.

People in Skegby have been offering to help in a massive clean-up operation, following a fire at the village’s scout hut.

Scout leader Julie Butler said that a decorating firm has offered to take care of the building interiors, once rebuilding work has been completed, and a local girl has also offered to help cleaning up the fire-damaged building.

Ashfield councillor Jason Zadrozny has also offered to give the 1st Skegby Scouts £1,500 from his community allowance to pay for new camping equipment, also destroyed in the blaze, which happened on 8th June.

Leaders have now erected the group’s event tent on the hut’s Mansfield Road site, to allow Monday and Wednesday evening sessions to continue until the summer break.

“It was business as usual on the Wednesday after the fire, and we held a session with the scouts making Father’s Day cards,” Julie said.

“It’s wonderful that people from the village are offering their help and support. Our scouts came along and helped us clear out all the damaged tents from the building.”

Insurance assessors have now visited the site and said that the entire roof and all the rafters will need to be replaced before the building is usable again.

The blaze has also been reported to police following reports that youths were seen rinning from the scene at the time of the fire.

Last week the Chad reported that the fire had started after a plasting bench had been set alight at the side of the building, which spread into the rafters and roof.

If you can help with the clean-up, call Julie on 07999704946.