Scouts in Tarvin have received a £500 donation from property developer Taylor Wimpey to make much-needed improvements to its hut.

The village Beavers, Cubs and Brownies currently use the 1st Tarvin Scouts hut, with the group hoping to bring the Scouts back to the village in the coming months after a long absence.

However, the part of the building used by the Scouts was recently deemed unusable and in desperate need of a renovation.

Beaver leader Sandra Hill said: “The decision to bring scouting back to Tarvin has been very much welcomed by the whole community. Not only do we have a full Beaver colony and Cub group, but we also have very long waiting lists for each.

“In order to take scouting forward and provide our children with a pleasant and safe environment in which to meet, we desperately needed to renovate and improve our hut, so we’re absolutely over the moon to have the support of Taylor Wimpey with this generous donation.”

1st Tarvin Beavers
 

The 1st Tarvin Scouts group is based at King George V Playing Fields along with the local Brownies, Beavers and Cubs. The hut is currently used by more than 60 local children, with the number rapidly growing.

Stuart Craig, sales manager at Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “The Scouts is an amazing organisation which teaches young people quite a number of valuable life skills, so it’s great that it has made a long-awaited return to Tarvin.

“With our Saxon Heath development now taking shape in the heart of the village, we jumped at the chance to offer our support.”

Sandra added: “Taylor Wimpey’s help has been very much appreciated, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank them on behalf of 1st Tarvin Scouts.”