The autumn is here but Brecon Scouts will be feeling the warmth this winter following improvements to their headquarters heating system.

The venture was supported by local charity The Audrey Tyler Trust and Beacons Gas and Plumbing Ltd.

The Trust grant funded the connection of gas to the Brecon Scout headquarters and for the conversion of the heating system. As part of the work to convert the heating system, Beacons Gas and Plumbing Limited donated a new Intergas boiler.

Lee Clark, owner of the company, said: “I rely on local people and business for my work. So, it’s great to be able to give something back to the community I am part of.

“The Scouts are such a great organisation providing opportunities for young people. I am pleased that I’ve been able to do something to support them.”

The new system uses the latest technology and will be one of very few in the area. The Intergas Boiler only has four moving parts and two separate heat exchangers, and has been set up as a ’Priority Hot Water System’ which allows super-fast recovery of the hot water cylinder - so the scouts will never run out of hot water.

The system is controlled via Honeywell Opentherm technology smart controls which connects via the internet and smart phone making it efficient and saving the scouts money on their gas bills.

Clare Parsons, chair of Brecon Scouts, said: “With the Scout hut near the river Usk we were very conscious of our heating oil tank and very keen to upgrade our heating system. Converting the hut’s heating system to gas removes the risk of any oil spillage.

“We very grateful to The Audrey Tyler Trust for funding and to Lee at Beacons Gas and Plumbing Limited for the boiler donation.”

Brecon Scouts provides opportunities for around 100 local young people every year and is entirely run by volunteers.

They are always on the lookout for new volunteer leaders and helpers and for donations to help run activities and maintain the headquarters and equipment.