Subs increase to £3.50 per week

7 January 2012

At the Group AGM in June we raised the issue of the Group’s finances and the need to raise subs from the current £3 per week.

It is with great reluctance that we have to increase subs to £3.50 per week in 2012.

There are two main reasons why we are forced to implement this increase:

1. Since the subs were last increased in January 2006 our running costs have more than doubled.

2. The imminent substantial increase in our ground rent from £7.50 to £600 per year.

We are currently negotiating a new lease with Watford Community Housing Trust and one of their conditions is the substantial increase in our rent. The rent hasn’t changed since the original lease started in 1968 so some increase is to be expected.

We appreciate that this will not be welcome in the current climate but unfortunately we have no choice.

We hope that you will understand that this increase in subs is unavoidable that we are keeping this to the absolute minimum. You are also reminded that subs are required every week even if your child is unable to attend.

We are also reliant on fundraising as well as subs in order to continue Scouting so if you have any new ideas please contact the Group Chairman, GSL, or see any of the Leaders.