About the project

About – Clarkes Mead Trust

Charity No. 305885

Henfield Scout Community Centre Building Appeal

About the Clarkes Mead Trust:

The Clarkes Mead Trust own the land and buildings where 1st Henfield Scouts have met since 1920, most recently under a Maintenance Lease. It was discovered in 1995 that the timber built Scout Hut was rotting badly and already beyond reasonable economic repair, so the Trustees decided to replace the Scout Hut with a building available for use by all of the 130 Clubs in Henfield and the surrounding villages.

As the Scouts had a Maintenance Lease, the Clarkes Mead Trust had no funds with which to construct the proposed building, so the Trustees appointed a sub-committee to raise the funds required to complete the project. The sub-committee, titled the Henfield Scout Community Centre Building Appeal, began raising funds in 1996 and, in January 2022 after several delays and cost increases caused by Covid, have finally raised adequate funds to demolish the Scout Hut and erect the shell building.

Throughout the design and Planning stages of the of the proposed building, costs were kept to an absolute minimum by the donation of services by local architects and surveyors. In addition, several companies, both local and as far afield as Dorking in Surrey, have pledged goods and services for the 2nd phase internal fit-out; however further funds are still required to complete the internal works and 3rd phase external landscaping.

For further information please contact info@henfield-scout-cc.org