Building materials company, CEMEX, has transferred land at Ten Acre Lane in Thorpe, Surrey, to the local Scouts movement to help secure the future of a hut where local Brownies, Cubs and Scouts have been meeting for more than 40 years.
As part of its efforts to be a good neighbour, the company. marked the transfer in an informal ceremony with more than 30 local Brownies.
This development marks a new beginning for the hut, which can now be re-built. CEMEX, which provides aggregates, cement and readymixed concrete for the construction of houses, schools and roads across the country, is a major landowner in the Thorpe area. </p>
Its UK head quarters are based in the village, and the company has been working the local area, including Thorpe Park, for its rich mineral resources for generations.
Director of Properties at CEMEX UK, Simon Barrett, said: “The Scouts and Girlguiding movements make a positive contribution to our community, and we at CEMEX are pleased that the future of the local hut has now been secured. This means that local youngsters can continue to benefit from the activities that bring knowledge and enjoyment to so many people.”
Runnymede Independent Residents' Group Councillor for Thorpe Ward, Elaine Gill, has championed the local Scouts movement for a number of years. She said: "I am happy that CEMEX has agreed to transfer this land to the Cubs, Scouts and Brownies of Thorpe. Although it is only a small piece of land, the handover creates big opportunities for us. The fact that we now own it means that we can move ahead with our plans to renovate the Scout Hut and the land around it, and in doing so, help improve the community for our children."
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CEMEX is a global building materials company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also has a significant share of the asphalt, concrete block and mortar markets. The company has a national supply network in the UK with over 500 locations, to ensure that quality building materials is available to customers locally. For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk or www.CEMEX.com