Cambridgeshire County Scout Council Executive Committee feels that it is important to continue to keep all members and other interested parties fully up to date regarding the proposed sale of Little Abington Scout Campsite. Over recent weeks there have been several developments and the previous information that was made available on this website was no longer up-to-date and so has been removed to avoid confusion.
The County Scout Council Executive Committee is currently working on a revised set of Frequently Asked Questions and background information and we aim to publish this information very shortly. This information will address the questions that have been raised with the County in recent weeks. It will also reiterate and clarify how the decision to dispose of the site was taken, the benefits to Cambridgeshire Scouting from the sale of the site, and how the money raised from the sale may be used.
We are currently in dialogue with the local parish council and hope to conclude matters with a positive outcome.
As matters move forward we will update this web site with information about the site. Our aim is to use these web pages as a way to keep all those interested in the Abington campsite as up to date as possible.
Negotiations with regards to the bidding process for the sale of the Abington Camp Site are currently under way between representatives of the County Executive Committee and interested parties. It is hoped that a meeting to take things forward will be arranged by South Cambridgeshire District Council within the next two weeks. The County Executive Committee representatives have welcomed this approach by Councillor Ray Manning, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, and have given his meeting proposals their full support. A statement about progress will be issued, if appropriate, after that meeting.
In the meantime so that all parties can concentrate, without distraction, on their proposals for the sale and purchase, and after careful consideration and in the spirit of trying to further progress on the Campsite, the County Executive Committee has decided to remove the previously published information about the Abington Camp Site review from the website. In doing this the Committee has taken into consideration various opinions about these statements and whilst the Committee does not necessarily agree with those opinions, it wishes to ensure that the progress which has recently been made in discussing the disposal of the camp site is not jeopardised.
It is hoped, that by doing this, the various parties can allow these discussions to continue without the continuing barrage of emails from certain quarters which are having a negative effect on the CEC and the discussions.
Date: Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM
Subject: Scouts: Invitation for proposals for the future of Abington Campsite
Dear Member of Cambridgeshire Scouting
At the AGM last year, the then County Commissioner promised to contact the County once the Planning Permission had been granted for the potential development of Abington, the County ampsite. Planning Permission has been granted and following a County Executive meeting on Monday last as the Acting County Commissioner, I have agreed to contact you all.