TLC for a local Scout campsite
A campsite in Windlestone is receiving a makeover, courtesy of Daybreak clients.
A group from Daybreak Coundon have begun work on the site, clearing foliage and earth to uncover a dolomite path.
Windlestone Hall, a 19th Century listed building, was the birthplace of Anthony Eden (the Prime Minister between 1955 to 1957) and was used as a POW camp during World War Two.
Today, its grounds are privately owned, and the campsite is frequented by Scouts for camping, cooking and activity nights.
David Baldwin, Assistant Scout Group Leader of 1st Newton Aycliffe and Assistant Campsite Warden, was present to witness the group from Daybreak begin work. He said: “Usually the older Scouts help maintain this campsite as part of their community service, but today is the start of a joint venture with Daybreak Coundon.” The work is expected to take a few weeks.