Horringer scouts awarded funds for new hut

NEARLY THERE: The Horringer 1st Scout Group outside the eco-friendly hut they hope will be finished this year
NEARLY THERE: The Horringer 1st Scout Group outside the eco-friendly hut they hope will be finished this year
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A Horringer-based community group has been awarded thousands of pounds to help it complete work on a five year-long project.

The 1st Horringer Scout Group started raising funds to build a new eco-friendly hut back in 2011.

Work on the first phase of the innovative build was completed last year but it still has no floor, insulation, electrical fittings, doors or windows.

The ‘landmark’ building is expected to cost a total of £85,000 but, once finished, will be available for use by the whole community.

The two grants recently awarded to the project – £2,500 from the Suffolk Community Foundation and £1,000 from the county council’s Working Together Fund – should go a long way towards helping to achieve that, but around £15,000 is still needed.

Mark Hill, a volunteer who has been heavily involved with the project, said they were ‘five years into a three year project’ and he was hopeful it would get finished this year.

* The Horringer group is currently looking for a new cub leader. Anyone interested should call Claire Osborne on 01284 735483.