Updated July 2017
1st Lady Bay Scout Group officially opens its new Scout Hall!
It’s taken years of hard work and dedication to make this happen. But we’re finally there! Thank you to all those who’ve helped over the years.
1st Lady Bay Scout Group has officially opened its new, state-of-the-art hall after years of fundraising.
The Group raised £330,000 for its new headquarters, which will continue to be a community hub on the site of the old Scout building on Mona Road in Lady Bay, West Bridgford.
Fundraising for the new Scout Hall has been ongoing for many years, but was completed in 2016 thanks to grants of £49,950 from WREN, £25,080 from Nottinghamshire County Council, £30,000 from Veolia Environmental Trust and £15,000 from Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Capital Grant – plus a hard-earned large donation from 6th West Bridgford Scouts when the Group merged together with 1st Lady Bay a few years ago.
Building work began after the old Scout Hut was demolished in September 2016 and was completed in May 2017.
The new building was officially opened on Sunday 9 July 2017 by the Mayor of Rushcliffe, Cllr Barrie Cooper.
After the opening ceremony, the building will be opened to parents, former Cubs and Scouts, and members of the local community as a special Scout Hall Café for rest of the day as part of the Lady Bay Open Gardens festival.
Hire our hall
If you are interested in Hiring the Hall all the details can be found on our website.
- Accessible Toilet & access
- Tables and Chair Available
- Small meeting Room
- Air Conditioning
- Some external Areas
Whilst the Scout Group have re-built the hall, it is a community resource and the hall hire supports the running costs and maintenance of the building as well as giving a great space in Lady Bay for parties, meetings, exercise clubs, film/book/games clubs, dance classes, craft markets, coffee mornings, and many, many more.
Where did the money come from?
The fact that this is happening is thanks to the support of our parents, our community, our councils and local businesses. The final total was reached thanks to a grant of £49,950 from the WREN Community Action Fund. Further grants were received from Veolia Environmental Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council Supporting Local Communities Fund and Rushcliffe Borough Council. These topped up the sterling efforts of our families and supporters over the many years we’ve been fundraising. We couldn’t have done it without all your help.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to use our contact us page.