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Scouts join in UK Parliament Week!

November 16, 2018 23:36 | Posted by | No Comments

It’s UK Parliament Week and tonight our Scouts took part.

A huge thank you goes out to our local MP Justin Madders who came along to give a talk about Parliament and his job!

During the course of the evening, some interesting topics of discussion naturally came up including Brexit and that banned Iceland advert.

GDPR Fair Processing Notice

November 15, 2018 20:44 | Posted by | No Comments

As you all may or may not be aware, on 25th May 2018 new regulations were brought in place to enhance existing Data Protection laws and also build on people’s rights regarding control of their personal data.

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been reviewing our internal policies and creating new ones so that as a Scout Group, we align with GDPR. This has taken us a little longer than anticipated while we’ve get to grips with the new regulations and to have our new/updated policies ratified through the Group Executive Committee.

As such, we’re now ready to make you all aware of our updated policies. Please find attached a copy of our ‘Fair Processing Notice’ – this is a ‘summarised’ version of our ‘Data Privacy Notice’ which explains how we collect, process, store and use your personal information.

The full version of our Data Privacy Notice is available online on our website, and can by directly accessed by clicking: https://1stinceandelton.org.uk/legal/data-privacy-notice/.

If you have any questions, then please feel free to speak to your Section Leader.

Elton Bonfire and Firework Spectacular 2018 – Thank You!

November 4, 2018 16:14 | Posted by | 2 Comments

Another Bonfire and Firework Spectacular has been and gone – and what an event it was this year!

We estimate that we’ve pulled our biggest crowd ever this year as more people from both within the village and outside the village join us to see what all the fuss is about.

To everyone that came along to support our display either by coming along to watch, purchase from our stalls or giving a donation (however big or small), we’d just like to say a HUGE Thank You!

We would also like to express an extra special thanks to the following for their continued support of the years:

  • Elton Parish Council
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council (and Ward Councillor Stephen Smith)
  • Essar
  • Elton Primary School
  • Friends of Elton Primary School
  • Mitchell Brothers (Cheshire Oaks)
  • Elton SPAR
  • Encirc and Cheshire Waste
  • Black Cat Fireworks
  • Award Computing Ltd

This is currently Elton’s only annual community event! As a community group and registered charity, we invest a huge amount of time and money into staging this event – your continued support is crucial to the success of this event.

Finally, we must also remember to say a huge thank you to the team of volunteers here at 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group. Not are they supporting a weekly programme to each of the sections (that’s Beavers, Cubs and Scouts), they also give up their time for weekend activities and also find more time to stage great community events such as this. So a huge BRAVO goes out to them.

The ‘Elton Bonfire and Firework Spectacular’ returns for it’s 9th year in 2019 on Friday 1st November – save the date!!

Plant Sale 2018

March 15, 2018 22:32 | Posted by | No Comments

With spring just around the corner many people will be thinking about getting out in the garden again – with that in mind, we’re pleased to announce our 2018 Plant Sale.

This is our fourth year selling bedding plants, and after the success of the first three years – it acts as one of our main fundraising activities of the year. The money raised helps to maintain our building, replace and repair kit. It’s organised and run entirely by volunteers, so if you think you can help as part of our team – please get in touch!

How can I order plants?

There are currently three ways that you can place an order with us:

More details about each method can be found below.

Paper Order Form

Order forms have already gone out to customers who have ordered from us previously. This year, we have also dropped leaflets in the Hapsford area.

These order forms will be collected by members of the Scout Group between 19th March and 9th April 2018.

Haven’t received an order from? Don’t worry, you can still order plants using one of the methods below.

Order Form via Email

Just like we did last year – we’ll soon be making the order form available to download from our website. Simply download, print out/fill in and return to us via email by the deadline to place your order.

Our Online Shop

New for this year, we’ve introduced an online ordering system via our ‘online shop‘. Simply browse through the products, add your chosen ones to the basket and checkout – it’s as easy as that.

 

When will the plants be available?

Plants will be delivered to your door on Saturday 12th May 2018.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ALL ORDERS:

The deadline for placing orders is Monday 9th April 2018. Any orders placed after this date will not be fulfilled.

ALL orders regardless of whether they’re via our paper based order forms, email orders or via our online shop are Payment on Order.  Payments can be made by cash, BACS or a cheque made payable to 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group.

 

Order Form

The 2018 Plant Sale Order Form is now available to download. Please use one of the following links:

Firework Spectacular 2017 – Thank You!

November 9, 2017 19:12 | Posted by | No Comments

From the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along and support our annual Bonfire and Firework Spectacular.

Thanks to the support of local organisations, food & drink sales and your generous donations, we have raised a whopping £2,397 which will be going towards our #HelpOurHut campaign to refurbish our ageing Scout HQ.

In addition, we’d like to express special thanks to the following:

  • Essar Oil UK
  • Encirc Glass
  • Cheshire Waste
  • Councillor Stephen Smith/Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Elton Parish Council (for the use of the Parish Field)
  • Elton SPAR

Despite raising this significant amount for our #HelpOurHut campaign, we still have a long way to go to reach our £55,000 target. Your continued support would be greatly appreciated for the following:

If you’d like to learn more about our #HelpOurHut appeal, please check out our #HelpOurHut page or the Crowdfunding appeal page.

Tesco Bags of Help – Voting is now open!

November 6, 2017 19:40 | Posted by | No Comments

As we announced a couple of weeks ago, we have been successful in that we’re in the public vote for Tesco’s Bags of Help for the month’s of November and December.

We’ve recently been informed of the stores that will be putting our project to the public vote – unfortunately a systems error has meant our project is being voted at stores in the Warrington area:

  • Tesco Express – Grappenhall, WA4 2QJ
  • Tesco Express – Winwick Rd, WA2 8JE
  • Tesco Express – Orford Green, WA2 8PB
  • Tesco Express – Penketh, WA5 2JW
  • Tesco Extra – Warrington, WA2 7NE
  • Tesco Express – Manchester Rd, WA1 3NJ

If you do your shopping in Warrington, or if you have family/friends that shop in those stores – then please encourage them to vote for our project! The more votes we get, the higher the chance we can get the top amount – £4,000!

We’ve entered the Aviva Community Fund vote!

November 6, 2017 19:30 | Posted by | No Comments

One of our parents has put us forward for the Aviva Community Fund, and we were excited to learn when we were accepted for a grant of upto £1,000.

Voting opened on 24th October and runs right up until 21st November. Each person that registers gets 10 votes for each voting period which allows you to vote for a number of causes or give all 10 votes to just one.

Our votes initially got off to a good start, but we need another push!! If you’ve not yet voted, please click the link below and follow the onscreen instructions. If you’re registered on Facebook, you can even use your Facebook account to speed up the registration process.

You can find our project at – https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-158

Help Our Hut – Phase 1 Complete!

November 6, 2017 19:18 | Posted by | No Comments

After being homeless for the last 6 weeks, the first phase (of four) of our ambitious project has been completed! But this is only the start!!!

The first phase has seen work completed on the main hall, with new energy efficient lighting installed, new electric heating and a complete electrics re-wire.

The hall has also been insulated to help keep the building warm during the cold winter months.

Funding from our previous fundraisers and a grant from PROTOS have allowed us to start the project, however we need your help to secure funding for the remaining three phases which include:

  • re-structuring and completing the refurbishment of the rest of the building.
  • installation of secure (and fire retardant) doors.
  • installation of new boilers for hot water in the toilets and the kitchen.
  • installation of Windows in the main hall to introduce natural light.
  • re-cladding the exterior of the building.

We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Four Seasons for assisting and completing the work on the first phase of our HQ refurbishment.

1st Ince and Elton Scouts calls out for votes to bag a share of bag fund

October 7, 2017 15:21 | Posted by | No Comments

1st Ince and Elton Scout Group is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

1st Ince and Elton Scout Group is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Our Scout Hut is in a serious state of disrepair and is in urgent need of serious renovation to bring the building up to an acceptable level.

Money raised from recent fundraisers has allowed us to get work started on the big renovation, however we don’t have enough to get all the work done in one go.

Through the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, we hope to raise funds to replace our existing doors with Fire Doors to ensure our Scout Hut meets current building regulations.

Vicki Serna, Secretary and Assistant Cub Scout Leader of 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group, said:

“We were over the moon when we found out that we had been shortlisted by the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. We have a lot of vital work to do and a donation from Tesco Bags of Help will make all the difference to our plans to create a safe place for Ince and Elton’s young people.”

“Without the renovations, our Scout Hut would have soon become unusable. However, with some hard work and the support of funders like Tesco Bags of Help, we should soon have a fabulous space in which to support the young people’s activities.”

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout November and December. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £36 million to nearly 8,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for November and December. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • The Bags of Help initiative is supported by money raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores.
  • So far Bags of Help has awarded £36 million to nearly 8,000 community projects.
  • For more information please visit: tesco.com/bagsofhelp
  • 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group was founded in 1949 and is part of the Mersey Weaver District within the UK Scout County of Cheshire.
  • 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group provides Scouting adventures to young people between the ages of 6 and 14 in Elton and surrounding areas (including Ince, Thornton-le-moors and Hapsford).
  • 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group launched their ‘Help Our Hut’ campaign on 14th September 2017.