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New HQ Progress

Although the Lodge has been in use again for over 3 years we have continued to fund-raise in order to complete the girls bathroom which now has toilets, wash basins and showers, install a roller shutter in the kitchen hatch, cupboards for each unit in the halls, new blinds, more tables and two table trollies.  In February 2018 the outside path was extended and a path laid down to improve disabled access.  We still need to landscape the outside area, purchase a firepit to replace the current campfire area and purchase a new wood store.  Then there will be on-going maintenance and redecoration work that will be required.

After several years of fund-raising work started at last on the Girlguiding HQ in January 2014.  Below are some images of the progress over the year and a link to South Woodham Ferrers Builders who did the work for us and maintained a record on Facebook.  In September 2014 we were able to move back into our brand new Creekview Lodge although we still have some more fund-raising to do in order to complete the interior such as installing new cupboards to keep all our equipment in!

16th May 2015

Grand opening day!!

1st March 2015

New security fencing has now been installed around the grounds, and the gates have been repaired.

28th September 2014 - Creekview Lodge Visitors Day

The official opening will not be until May 2015 but on 28th September we invited girls, parents, sponsors, other interested parties, to come along and see our brand new building and enjoy some refreshments with us.

 Visitors Arriving

 Refreshments Team


Visitors arriving at Creekview Lodge

One of the Refreshments Teams

Visitors enjoying refreshments

September 2014 - Moving back


New HQ

Our Lovely New HQ


Moving Back In

Moving Back In

 Clearing the Site

Ford Community Project - Clearing the Site


August 2014 - painting finished, flooring going down, electrics and plumbing to be finished soon.





Essex and Suffolk Water Community 

Project - Helping with the Painting


Painting Completed

Painting Done


Hall Interior

Hall Interior

July 2014 - Interior Structure takes shape

Interior Woodwork

June 2014 - roof goes on

 Roof Goes On

Monday 14th April - walls up and cladding started

Walls going up   Walls up    Cladding going on Hut

Monday 24th March - block and beam floor complete

Base Complete

Monday 10th March - concrete base installed

 View - 10th March

Saturday 22nd February - footings complete and ready for concrete

Thursday 13th February - piles complete and ready for ground beams


Sunday 9th February - piling rig on site and ready to start.

Saturday 1st February - site cleared and marked out ready for piling.

Tuesday 28th  January - no hut!

Monday 27th January - the Brownie hall and half the Guide hall has been demolished

Hut Demolition


Wednesday 22nd January - builders moved on site and started work demolishing the hut

Our original building.

Old HutOld Hut DamageRotten window frame