Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Scout's Honour

In response to yesterday's blog post about noise from the 4th Worcester Park Scout HQ in Braemar Road, Chris Vickers - 4th Worcester Park Scout Active Support Manager told the blog:

"I like to point a few things out here about what went on at the 4th WP scout hut. On the Saturday night we held a fundraising event. We need to raise funds in order to sustain the amazing things the group does for its 200+ young people. 

If we dont raise these funds there wouldn't be a group, which would mean these young people would be getting up to all sorts of mischief. I would also like to point out that the music was off just gone 11pm then all the guests left on the Saturday night. 

Then unlike the original comment the next event was on the Monday not the Sunday. This event happened to be my wedding reception so my personal apologies for any inconvenience caused but i would like to say this: 

I made every effort to keep noise to minimum and this included a super silent generator - we couldn't hear it in the marquee so it did what it said on the tin. Dance floor PA system designed to be loud on the dance floor and quite off it - we had a few teething problems with the bass at the beginning of the night but once these were sorted it was amazingly efficient. 

With the last song once again at just gone 11pm we were by no means going on all night. As for the bouncer on the gate - well this was a friend or my cousin who operates a security firm specialising in the close protection of both celebrities and the wealthy - this body gaurd who was a very nice lady was purely there to keep the riff raff out from my wedding. 

I would also like to point out that both events were fully licensed by the council. I am a leader at the scout group and so is my wife. We give an awful lot of our time for free to the group as do all the other leaders and is it so wrong to allow them to use our wedding reception marquee for a fundraising event the weekend of our wedding in order to keep their costs down? 

How many nights of the year do we really cause that much of a nuisance to local residents while providing activities for young people and giving up our time free of charge? 

I again apologise for the nuisance but please get the facts right before we plast them all over the internet."