Putney Sea Scouts fear losing riverside hut

Putney Sea Scouts cleaning the Beverley Brook.
Putney Sea Scouts cleaning the Beverley Brook.

After forty years Putney Sea Scouts are in danger of losing their riverside site.

Landlord Wandsworth Council is not renewing the lease as it wants the Scout building to be shared with a learning disability project.

Scout leaders deem the building to be too small for sharing following an attempt at using the same facilities together.

The Scout hut has a front door at the start of the towpath by the bridge over Beverley Brook which once marked the London-surrey boundary. The stream runs to one side of the high up hut and offers opportunities for water activities.

The view across the Thames is to Fulham Football ground.

The Scout hut was built by the scouts after fundraising but Wandsworth Council intends taking possession on 17 July with the scouts using it under licence.

The next riverside Scout site is at Petersham in the next borough.

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