Builder gives group a facelift

Members of a Morpeth Scout group have been given a mini-makeover to their headquarters thanks to the construction team delivering the town's new supermarket.''The 4th Morpeth Scout group HQ neighbours the new Morrisons store being delivered by Dransfield Properties which is taking shape at Low Stanners.''And the team from Tolent who are the main contractors on the site decided to pitch in and help when they heard the group needed a few improvements  ' carrying out the work completely free of charge.
Members of a Morpeth Scout group have been given a mini-makeover to their headquarters thanks to the construction team delivering the town's new supermarket.''The 4th Morpeth Scout group HQ neighbours the new Morrisons store being delivered by Dransfield Properties which is taking shape at Low Stanners.''And the team from Tolent who are the main contractors on the site decided to pitch in and help when they heard the group needed a few improvements ' carrying out the work completely free of charge.

A MORPETH youth group has received a mini-makeover thanks to contractors delivering the town’s new supermarket.

The team from Tolent, who are building the Morrisons’ store in Low Stanners, decided to pitch in when they heard that the 4th Morpeth Scout group needed a few improvements outside its building just a few hundred yards away.

Workers have created a new area of landscaping, as well as a retaining wall and walkway, all for free.

They were joined by some of the adult helpers from the group to set about the task of excavating, reinforcing and gravelling the existing walkway, which is the main point of access to the building.

Committee Member of the Scout group Roger Ashmore said: “We are delighted with the works that Tolent has done for us and very impressed at the speed in which it was all completed.

“It has completely transformed the surrounding area around the building and it now looks a real showpiece.

“The Scouts are an educational charity and although the parents of the younger members are asked to contribute towards subscriptions, we do generally attempt to fund-raise as much as we can ourselves, so to receive such fantastic support from the team at Tolent is incredible and very much appreciated.”

The headquarters is attended by almost 150 members each week, in which there are two Beaver colonies, two Cub packs and two Scout troops.

Site Manager for the supermarket Matt Moore, said: “We are delighted to have been able to help with this project and everyone involved really enjoyed giving the Scouts a helping hand.”