Hi Leaders and Supporters,

Shop news a miracle has happened this week the builders have been here everyday of the week for the first time. The i girders are in for above the shop windows and brickwork is now up to the bottom of the upstairs windows, things are moving along now following the two crashes in September last year and January this year. The building programme says it will be finished by the end of January. I doubt that unless they mean January 2025 unless another miracle happens and Father Christmas helps them.

Appointments meeting is this Sunday when newies get their warrant to be a Leader. If you are new and have got a DBS and done your 5 online start up modules you should be invited to this meeting if not contact ken.marks@ntscouts.org.uk.

SASSY 1st Fridays on the Square this is the last one of this pilot trial. We need lots of people there to cover the costs and hopefully the Ashton Town Team will carry on with Fridays on the Square in the new year. This Friday it will have The Jager Maestros with their Bavarian theme with a German oompah band and the Humbuckers and Parkbridge Music, arts and crafts for kiddies with the elfies, plus tasty foods from market traders, Nat’s bombay kitchen, Dina Persian, Gwafuvegan, Secret Garden and Grill Smoke bbq and of course Mulled wine and hot chocolate for the kids. For all the information go to https://www.intameside.co.uk/news/fridays-on-the-square and click on festive special event.

Cinderella is coming to Hurst next week so if you want to come to the ball you need to get tickets for your Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers go to centreplayers@hurstcommunitycentre.org.uk for discounted tickets.

Leader and Supporter Checks to keep up to date with your dbs, safeguarding, safety and first aid do it over the holidays by going to https://compass.scouts.org.uk/login/user/login and see if you have any alerts to complete. 

Dates also check out the calendar at www.ntscouts.org.uk.

1/12/23 16.00 to 20.00 SASSY on the Square, tonight on Fletcher Square Ashton.

3/1/23 10.00 to 14.00 Appointments at Kens.

2 to 9/12/23 Mon to Sat 19.00 and 2 Sats 14.00.

6/12/23 19.00 3rd St James Christingle service.

8/12/23 19.00 3rd St James Brass Bands and carol singing £5 & £3 contact tina.howarth@ntscouts.org.uk 07411773336

Well we are in the Christmas month now so start putting up the Christmas tree and your decorations and I can now say Happy Christmas to you all.

Happy Christmas

Yours Alan.