Amey paves the way to help improve scout hut access

The 6th Gosport Air Scout Group thanking staff from Amey
The 6th Gosport Air Scout Group thanking staff from Amey
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A highways maintenance service, which covers Hampshire, has helped improve a Scout group’s headquarters in Gosport.

A team of 12 Amey employees spent a day volunteering at the 6th Gosport Air Scout Group at its new headquarters in Acorn Close as part of its community engagement programme.

The group laid a path around the building and fitted ramps to ensure the buildings became accessible to visitors.

Amey, which has an office at Whiteley, had previously supported the scout group by building the foundations for the new structure.

Lisa Young, from the group, said: ‘The Amey team were fantastic.

‘We can’t begin to tell you how grateful we are and how fantastic the completed works look.’

The Amey team was invited back to the site where they were thanked by representatives from the scout group and some of the young people who use the new headquarters.

Scout Hannah Craven, 13, said: ‘It’s fantastic that the new scout building looks so amazing.

‘It’s really smart and will be great for the whole scout group. The old building was dark, smelly and cold but this one is brilliant.

‘Everybody has worked really hard to help build it, we have done lots of fundraising and been helped by so many volunteers and supporters. I can’t wait for the last few bits to be finished so that we can move into our new home.’

Amey offers a community involvement day programme, in which every employee is allowed one paid day a year to work in the local community for a charitable or community organisation.

David Fawcett, the customer services manager for Amey, said: ‘Our team really enjoys spending time supporting the local community and giving something back to charities that are close their hearts.

‘We were delighted to be able to assist the 6th Gosport Air Scout Group again to improve accessibility for all of the users of the new headquarters, which will hopefully help for years to come.’