Following the update last month that the Planning Application had been approved we were delighted to receive the news that funding had been approved to allow tenders to be sought for final approval to go ahead. As part of this approval we had to complete the signing process for the updated lease from Rosebery Estate which was also completed last month. We are very grateful for the support from the Regional Executive Committee to make all this happen.
The intention is to extend the existing toilet/shower block as well as realign the interior changing space to provide more flexible unisex changing and shower facilities.
When Longcraig opens, we may well have to do things slightly differently, as part of our response to help keep the virus at bay. One possibility is that we may well need a few more people around the Centre when we are operating, to help with potential cleansing, disinfecting, preparation and stow away, not to mention perhaps having to keep the scouts and guides at safe distances as well! We anticipate these will be very much shore-based roles, and will provide what may become a very necessary extra part of the running of an activity centre in the future.
Permit Assessments – a reminder!
Whist we plan Longcraig’s return to active Scouting, we are aware that a number of people may have a need for permit assessment (or even for early stages of permits).
If you fall into that category, please get in touch. Whilst we make the bigger wider plans, we also need to plan in appropriate assessment days, whether that is later this year (if we can) or into 2021. Remember too that there is some grant funding available to help with any training or assessments for activity permits (not just water ones!) so if you have any questions or queries please get in touch and we will do what we can to help.
Everyone leading a water activity for Scouts MUST hold an appropriate Activity Permit for that activity and location!
Longcraig Active Support Unit