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This is tragic. Virtually every household in the parish has benefitted from the scout movement in the past or is doing currently or will do in the future. It would not present any hardship for the council to make a donation of say £6 or £7k and recover this from an addition to the rates of say £10 per household. Why rebuild the hut? In the future why dont the scouts use the memorial hall. It is a better location and has better access and parking with a great green area for outdoor activities.

Posted by: Edward P Harding | 14/09/2019 1:59 pm

Having just returned from holiday I am so sorry to hear about the loss of this asset in the village. However, as an insurance broker, I am surprised that the insurance will not cover the rebuilding cost and am happy to offer my services in negotiations with the loss adjuster if you feel it would be useful. It maybe an idea to put any fund raising on hold at this stage as it may prejudice the claim. Ann Manning

Posted by: Ann Manning | 16/09/2019 9:57 am

An appeal to the National Lottery with pictures would not go amiss.

Posted by: Edward P Harding | 15/09/2019 10:16 am

A 'Crowdfunding' appeal could be the best solution .

Posted by: Ray Wild | 15/09/2019 7:39 am

Thank you both for your posts. But, we like the independence of our site for several reasons. We can hold over night camps there, have camp fires to cook marshmallows on sticks, have a go-cart event up in the woods now and then, learn what its like to be homeless and spend a night outside in a cardboard box, far too many reasons to list here for us to need an Independent H.Q. Being in the Scouting Movement helps children to be more confident and gives them friends for life.

Posted by: Shiplake Scouts | 14/09/2019 5:22 pm

This may also be a very worth while use of Parish Council funds if the Memorial Hall Trustees insist on making a significant charge for what would be quite regular use of the Hall. It does also have the advantage of recycling cash within community uses that benefit the Parish at large.

Posted by: Peter Boros | 14/09/2019 2:16 pm

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