Labour County Councillor supports local Guide group to put on Summer camp

By Mick Scrimshaw on January 27, 2015

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A Kettering Labour Councillor has pledged £820 of his Empowering Councillors and Communities fund to support a summer camp for a local guide group.

The Empowering Councillors and Communities Scheme is a scheme which grants £7000 per year to each of Northamptonshire County Council’s 57 councillors to spend within their electoral division.

Cllr Mick Scrimshaw (Lab, Northall) is providing the funding to 6th Kettering Guides so that they can purchase a 6-8 person tent, benches and tables, a burner/ cooker and tea urn.

Cllr Scrimshaw said:

I am thrilled to be able to support my local guide group in purchasing equipment for their summer camp. 6th Kettering Girl Guides work so hard in the local community, volunteering their time, energy and resources to make a difference to the lives of others – so it’s only right that we should support them in their endeavours.

The Guides will be welcoming some Malaysian Guides as part of their camp, and it is set to be a great occasion and opportunity to build cultural understanding and friendships.

Dianne Stewart, Leader of the 6th Kettering Guides, said:

We are extremely grateful that Cllr Scrimshaw is supporting our summer camp with some of his councillor funding.

His contribution will help us to provide a warm welcome to the guides joining us from Malaysia.

Girl Guiding UK is an excellent organisation, encouraging young women to be themselves, have fun and gain valuable life skills, whilst making a positive difference to their lives and communities. I would encourage young women in the Kettering area to get involved.

For more details about 6th Kettering Guides, see: www.northantsguides.com.

Mick Scrimshaw is the Leader of the Labour Group at Kettering Borough Council, the Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance at Northamptonshire County Council. He has a public record of standing up for Kettering as a County Councillor for the Northall division in Kettering, Northants and since May 2015, a Borough Councillor for the William Knibb ward. He is a keen cyclist and also runs a family business with his wife.

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