Beer Scouts and Cubs give xmas trees the chop!

PUBLISHED: 19:01 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:45 14 April 2010

CLEARING up after Christmas leaves a lot to be desired but Beer Cubs and Scouts lent a helping hand at the weekend with their annual Christmas tree shredder event. The twelve-strong group, under the supervision of Scout leader, Nigel Groves spent five hou

CLEARING up after Christmas leaves a lot to be desired but Beer Cubs and Scouts lent a helping hand at the weekend with their annual Christmas tree shredder event.

The twelve-strong group, under the supervision of Scout leader, Nigel Groves spent five hours collecting and shredding trees on Sunday which earned them an impressive £300.

Nigel, of Beer Post Office, said: "It went really well. We had a nice dry day and usually we get quite wet when we do that one."

The money raised will be split between the two groups. It will go towards the Scouts' expedition to Dartmoor at the end of next month and will be deposited into the general coffer pot for the Cubs.

The group shred around 100 trees, a similar figure to last year's event but Nigel is expecting this number to rise in the future.

He added: "We are hoping that over the next few years more people will use this service, especially with the new rules on side waste from East Devon District Council."

Nigel also expressed his thanks to Axminster Skip Hire, which provided a skip free of charge for the day, and Northcotts Tool Hire of Honiton, which supplied the appropriate tools for shredding.


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