The council has started work on demolishing a disused changing room on a playing field in Kidderminster. 

Wyre Forest District Council (WFDC) is removing the changing rooms at Spennells playing field as the facilities have been unused for a number of years. 

The land is owned by WFDC but it is proposing to transfer the ownership on a 99-year lease to the 9th Wyre Forest (Spennells) Scout Group. 

WFDC's cabinet member for culture, leisure, arts and community safety, Tracey Onslow, said: "The demolition work is the first step towards opening up opportunities for a new use for the land. 

"As part of our localism agenda, we're proposing to transfer ownership to the scouts. This will give them the chance to build a new base and offer another facility to benefit the local community." 

Kidderminster Shuttle: The council are proposing to transfer ownership of the land to the Scouts The council are proposing to transfer ownership of the land to the Scouts (Image: Wyre Forest District Council)

The council's localism agenda is when the authority supports Town and Parish Councils alongside other community organisations to take ownership of assets or to run services. 

The scouts are planning to use the land to build a new scout hut which will also be used as a community hub. 

Scout group leader, Nicki Hitchcock, said: "The 9th Wyre Forest (Spennells) Scout Group is excited to see this first step towards a new facility for ourselves and the community on Spennells. 

"Once the site is clear we can step up our fundraising campaign."