Who can I contact about District Ball?

If your query is not answered in the questions below, please contact Stephen Harrison (07745 184 137) or Danni Sims (07834 812 245). You can also email districtball@hls-scouts.org.uk with any queries. We'll update the website with any other questions we receive.


What's it all about

The Houghton-Le-Spring District Ball is all about bringing adults connected with Houghton-Le-Spring District together to celebrate the work of volunteers in scouting.

Volunteers across the district do an incredible amount for young people in the area and we think that we should celebrate this in style, you won't find a trace of mud or glitter.


Who can attend?

Any adults connected to scouting locally can attend the event, from those who have a formal role in the district to supporters who help once in a while and not forgetting long-suffering partners of adult volunteers who put up with so much!


What's included in the ticket price?

The ticket includes a 3 course meal, reception cocktail and entertainment. After the meal, there will be after dinner speeches before we party till late and the disco kicks off.


What time does the event start and end?

The ticket includes a 3 course meal, reception cocktail and entertainment. After the meal, there will be after dinner speeches before we party till late and the disco kicks off.


I can no longer make the event, can I return my ticket?

Unfortunately tickets are non refundable.

Where is the event?

The event takes place at the Radission Blu, Durham, further details can be found at http://www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-durham.


Is transport provided

Unfortunately we cannot offer transport to the event due to the large number of attendees, however many groups will choose to travel together and may offer spare seats.

How does menu selection work?

In mid August, each person who made a booking will receive an email with menu choices for their table / tickets. It is up to them to respond with menu choices and dietary requirements. The deadline for returning this information is 31st August.

On the night, each table will have card which confirms the order for each of the people on the table.

In the event that we do not receive menu choices back, we will choose on behalf of those people.

Can I park at Radisson Blu?

Parking is free for all guests of the event if required and vehicles must be registered at the reception on arrival. The hotel uses a number plate recognition system to monitor it's car park, so registration is essential, just state that you are with Houghton-Le-Spring Scouts.


Can I stay at Radisson Blu?

For anyone wishing to stay at Radisson Blu, discounted rooms are available on the basis of the hotel receiving 8 bookings from this event. For more information please contact Stephen Harrison (07745 184 137) or Danni Sims (07834 812 245). You can also email districtball@hls-scouts.org.uk with any queries.