Community News

2nd Bude and Jacobstow Scout Group Hut

Warbstow Parish Council are pleased to say that they have granted £2,500 of Community Funding towards this project.

I went along to the scouts open day on Saturday 24th Sept to have a look at the new scouts building. The work is progressing very well, a great deal has been completed already and although there is much left to be done, they are on the “ homeward run”.


It was a privilege to meet Mark – deputy chair of the scouts committee and Josie- a scout/ guide leader. Both have done so much towards this project. They also advised me of how much help and support they have received from the farmer who gifted them the land and many other volunteers.


This is such a worthwhile undertaking and when finished should prove of great value not just to the scout/ guide groups but to other organisations who may benefit.


To sum up. There are currently around 50 members distributed within the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Guides etc, and it will hoped this will increase when the new build is finished. In addition to the hall, there is a kitchen and toilet facilities.

Terry Luckwell

Warbstow Parish Vice Chair


I thought I would take this opportunity to update you on the 2nd Bude and Jacobstow Scout Hut project so you can see how your grant has made a real impact and to request that you consider if you can provide

The project at Gratton’s Farm, Rosecare EX23 0BE, has made steady progress during the summer period.  The roof was slated and completed in the spring, the new windows were fitted and in recent months the focus has been on the cladding of the building, which is now complete.   Although we cannot use the building the three groups have been using the site during the summer period.  All of the roofing and cladding work has been completed by parents and volunteers; it has been a true community effort.


Building materials have significantly increased in price.  We have through early ordering purchased all the interior insulation and the flooring.  Our next focus is to complete the first fix electrical and plumbing works which have started and then to insulate and lay the floor.

Fundraising continues, we were unfortunately unsuccessful for Cornwall Council CIL funding grant.  Our next major expenditure is approximately £2000 for plasterboard and £5000 for the kitchen and toilets.

The aim is to complete these 2 phases of the project by then end of September, again we have generous offers of help from local tradesmen.

We have now raised £78,000 and it is estimated we need a further £31,000, this takes us to just £10,000 over our initial estimate to complete the project.

To complete the project we have 3 main areas of expenditure which we continue to negotiate and refine to minimise the cost.

Electric Connection:                                      £7,722.64 (incl VAT)

Mandated Highways Entrance works:      £17,664 (incl VAT)

Water Connection:                                        £1,966.80 (incl VAT)

Total (including VAT)                                   £26,353.44 (incl VAT)


The Scout Group continues to thrive supporting over 50 young people from the rural community between Launceston, Holsworthy, Bude and Camelford.  Our intention is also that the site will also provide summer camp facilities for between young people from outside Cornwall, and priority allocation will be given to urban Scout Groups.

We really hope to complete the project in early 2023.

The Crowdfunder campaign remains open:

This has already raised almost £4,200 and remains open, more plans and maps can be found at the Crowdfunder site.

The Scout Group, children, leaders and supporters request that Warbstow Parish Council consider a further grant to support the final phase of this once in a lifetime project.

We have also had pledges for trade support from across the community and will also be approaching local builders for support/donations.  Our continued aim is to use the project to bring the wider coastal and rural community together.

Your time in considering this request is much appreciated if you require further information, we would be delighted to oblige.

Yours faithfully

Michael Green

Chairman 2nd Bude and Jacobstow Scout Group