An old Scout hut in Acton has been given a new lease of life thanks to continued investment and hard work from Tideway and its contractors.
The Acton 14th Scout hut had fallen into disrepair, with broken doors, peeling paint, a leaking roof and old, uneven flooring.
This was starting to have an effect on the hut’s regular users, and fewer people were signing up to the groups – leaving the hut with a funding shortfall and impacting the ability to maintain this key community hub in the heart of Acton.
But an early decision was made by Tideway to help – first with the installation of new fencing and gates, and later with new fire doors, a repaired roof, brand new toilet facilities, sinks, and flooring throughout.
This significant investment has given the 1,750 people who use the hut a much better and much safer environment in which to come together.
On top of all that, over the summer those working on the Tideway project in west London volunteered their time to repaint the hut’s interior.
Tideway also worked with designers and printers to produce new Scout hut signage for the hut and advertised the scout groups within the local area.
In a show of the Scout hut’s appreciation, they held an event to say thank you to Tideway.
The Scouts County Chairman and Leader were both present and the Leader spoke, giving his praise and appreciation for all of the work that has been done: “Tideway have not just helped restore the Scout hut to new and fresh looking centre but most importantly you have just helped the next generation of Acton to continue to attend a Scout hut where they will learn new skills for life.”
Programme Director for Tideway, Andy Alder said: “This is really great to see. The Scouts do excellent work with young people and I’m sure your efforts will have given them huge support. Well done all.”