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Tawd Vale: Looking forward to 2019.

It has been a busy year at Tawd Vale, seeing our volunteers working hard to ensure the site was fully operational for the many hundreds of hours of #SkillsForLife adventures it has provided for members from across the County, and many hundreds of others beyond.

As you will know, Tawd Vale has been managed, developed and operated solely by a highly dedicated team of volunteers, led by a lead volunteer, for the last 10 years, and with the Trustees of Merseyside Scouts, we have been developing long term plans to ensure Tawd Vale becomes the go-to Centre of Adventure for all of our members across Merseyside Scouts, and beyond. 

As well as all of the adventures taking place on site, lots has been going on behind the scenes too, through a refreshed strategic approach by the Trustees of Merseyside Scouts, supported by Tawd Vale Steering Group.  So, whilst you may think not a lot has changed visually, there has been considerable work undertaken this year in planning, with more to come, as we move towards making Tawd Vale the go to Centre of Adventure.   

Changes you will notice making a difference as we venture into 2019 include:

  • Pete Richardson, our new Centre Manager, starts work on 2nd Pete comes with considerable experience of managing campsites and facilities, and has already been busy ahead of his start, with his sharing of ideas and aspirations for the site, and has helped build on the plans for the 2019 season.
  • Tawd Vale Adventure Centre is the new name for the site, and we will roll out new branding and information throughout the start of 2019.
  • We aim to be open 7 days a week, all year round, commencing from March 2019.
  • We’re working on a new website for Tawd Vale Adventure Centre, along with a new booking system.
  • New activities will start to appear at Tawd Vale Adventure Centre, with more planned for the future.
  • Capital Funds will be invested on priority projects for 2019, with funding being sourced for bigger and more exciting developments.

You will appreciate, there is still a lot more to plan and prepare for to ensure we make the right decisions for the long-term success of Tawd Vale Adventure Centre.  We have listened to our volunteers and members views, through meetings and the Tawd Vale survey, and we will continue our consultations to ensure we make the right choices in moving forwards with our plans for Tawd Vale Adventure Centre.

We hope you agree, these are exciting times for Tawd Vale Adventure Centre, as we embark on building a centre that will meet the needs of Merseyside Scouts and provide #SkillsForLife adventures for generations to come.


Written by Andrew Pickersgill 

Andrew is the chair of the Tawd Vale Steering Group, and helps to improve the Activity Centre by working with the newly appointed centre manager, and other key volunteers.