On 21st October 2016 12 members of the Hertfordshire Occasional Guild spent a busy day at the HGC.
The amount of work they covered was phenomenal! It included:
We are delighted to announce that the Hertfordshire Guide Centre at Cottered has been successful in securing funding from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme for a fabulous restoration of our pond.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
With our grant we plan to completely transform our pond, which is currently overgrown. The area will be cleared of brambles. Proper access to the pond will be built, along with a nature garden and seating area. If we receive enough votes we hope to build a complete nature reserve and educational space, including information boards and pond dipping equipment so that Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, and other visitors to the centre can make the most of their visit. The photos below show what the pond looks like now, and our plans for the future.
Voting for the three successful projects in our area will be open from 31st October until 13th November 2016. You can vote for us at:
For more information please visit: http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
A huge thank you to Gill, Jo, Vikki, Andy, Jean, Natalie and Dave for all of their hard work at the County Guide Centre on Saturday 18th June. Whilst ‘operation kitchen clean-up’ took place inside, Natalie and Dave tackled the playground and pathway areas. I don’t think the kitchen has ever looked or smelt so clean – it literally sparkled!
More help is always appreciated - our next working party will be on 17th August when the focus will be on the outside so please bring your garden tools. Come and join us!