Carry on camping

Generous Gifts: Members of the Matlock 10th (Wirksworth) Scouts are pictured with their new camping equipment bought with money from the Mayor of Wirksworth, Andy Pollack, from his annual Mayor's Fund.
Generous Gifts: Members of the Matlock 10th (Wirksworth) Scouts are pictured with their new camping equipment bought with money from the Mayor of Wirksworth, Andy Pollack, from his annual Mayor's Fund.

Scouts got a welcome boost when the town mayor presented them with new camping equipment.

The presentation ceremony took place at Wirksworth Scout Hut, on Cemetery Lane, on Friday.

Cllr Pollock handed over the equipment – purchased from his mayor’s charity fund –

He said: “The Scout troupe in the town is now getting quite large and it’s good to see so many girls getting involved.

“They spend a lot of money on camping equipment which I’m very pleased about.

“It will encourage the youngsters to become more involved with their environment, something which I have always been very passionate about.