Scouts prepared for camping after donation


Scouts in Belper have the funds for new tents covered - after a Belper councillor handed over a £489 donation.

The 1st Alton Manor scout group were presented with the money by John Owen, who was elected as Derbyshire County Councillor for Belper in May last year, as part of a small grants scheme run by the authority.

Councillor Owen said: “1st Alton Manor scout group is an fine example of how a group that aspires to be at the heart of the community can make a real difference. All the leaders are volunteers and give their time tirelessly and selfishly to open opportunities for the young people of Belper.”

Pictured: Councillor Owen presents the cheque to Scout Leader Darren Barnes.