Published on Thursday 26 May 2011 16:46
A LONG-running campaign to help a village Scout group has finally been resolved.
Glinton Scout Group was desperately seeking a permanent solution to a storage problem.
The group, which recruits from Glinton, Peakirk, Eye, Newborough and other villages, used to store its camping gear at Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton.
But changes to the school’s security meant they could not get access at evenings and weekends.
Thankfully, St Pegas Storage opened a new dry storage facility at the Old Granary in Peakirk and has stepped into the breach.
Ken Doughty, Group Scout Leader, said; “We are really grateful to lads at St Pegas Storage for providing us with an opportunity to access our equipment 24 hours a day seven days a week.
“This means many of our weekend and evening activities can continue as normal. Indeed, our 55 scouts can now get the full benefit of their membership of one of the most vibrant scout groups in the area.”
Neil McGregor-Paterson, managing director of Realitas Community, which runs St Pegas Storage, said: “I am absolutely delighted we are able to support the community and what better group to support than the Glinton Scout Group.”
On the top floor of the granary, the Realitas Community Centre was recently opened by former Mayor of Peterborough Keith Sharp.