Aston Clinton Scouts have been in the village since 1908 and have
always aspired to have their own headquarters. There have been
several previous attempts to build a hall but they never came to
We have had a working team operating for about 2 years now trying to secure a suitable site.
We have secured the gift of some land from Professor & Mrs Peile
in Aston Clinton and in partnership with Laxton Properties are
seeking to obtain all the necessary permissions to allow us to
build a hall.
The plot is part of a larger paddock that already has planning permission for 4 large detached houses and the provision of a hall will result in a reduction in the size of the houses to be built.
We need to gain permission from Bucks County Council (BCC) to access the site across their land from London Road and for them to release an old restrictive covenant on the land to enable us to build this community asset.
We already have the full support of Aston Clinton Parish Council, Buckland Parish Council and local Ward Councillors Mike Collins and Carol Paternoster for this important project and look forward to engaging with BCC in order to seek agreement with them to allow delivery of this exciting project.
Ollies Fund for Ollie Gardiner will be announcing that they are
making a significant contribution to the Scouts. We will be using
these funds towards a new scout headquarters in the village in
Ollies memory and the building will be called ‘Ollie’s Hall’.
Along with Ollie’s contribution, funds from the group and a charitable donation pledged by Laxton Properties we already have around £70,000 available to kick start the project.
Having established the support of Aston Clinton and Buckland
Parish Councillors, as well as from our District Councillors Mike
Collins and Carol Paternoster the Scouts and Laxton will now look
to engage in greater detail with Bucks County Council in order to
establish their support for this important community project and
to allow access and building on the whole site. We are encouraging
the local community to contact their county councillors to express
their desire for the project to be delivered.
Once agreement has been reached with BCC we will be able to apply for a revised planning consent for the site and start moving the project forward in earnest.
If you wish to contact BCC:-
Cllr Martin Tett - Leader of BCC - [email protected]
Cllr Mark Shaw - Deputy LeaderBCC - [email protected]
Cllr John Chilver - Property Portfolio Holder BCC - [email protected]
Everyone involved with scouting will tell you that the benefits
are overwhelming. Below are just some of the reasons for this:
• Developing young people outside of the classroom
• Engaging them in positive activities
• Skills for life
• Independence – packing their own bags, staying away from home for the first time, cooking, tidying up
• Team working
• Mixing of age groups to build respect
• Big part of village community – Santa float, Christmas tree collections, remembrance day parades etc….
•Part of offering a good start in life