Work on overhaul of Scout camp begins

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Work has started on a £37,000 overhaul of facilities at the Stanford Scout Campsite, in Pease Pottage.

The work, which started on Monday (July 14) at the site in Old Brighton Road, will see the toilet block extended and updated, with two wet-rooms being added for users with disabilities.

The site will be made ‘greener’ through the installation of systems that will reuse rainwater and improve energy efficiency.

The project, led by Crawley District Scout Council, has been funded with £20,000 from the Veolia Environmental Trust.

The shortfall in cash was met by the district Scout council and other sources of funding such as the East and West Crawley County Local Committees.

District Commissioner Edward Hills said: “Putting a purpose-built disabled facility on to the campsite will provide full access to people with disabilities, including wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.”

Paul Taylor, executive director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, added: “It’s great that this important project is getting under way. It will bring new benefits to the campsite’s many users and we are really happy to be helping the Scout council undertake it.”