WORK to build a new future for sea scouts in Warwick is well underway.
The 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts group has had new jetties built at St Nicholas Park.
It completes the first stage of its project to improve and expand facilities and enable up to 50 more youngsters to join the group.
The £125,000 jetty renovation has been paid for by fund-raising events organised by youngsters, along with grants and donations.
The next stage of work will see a new boatyard built beside the group’s current 55-year-old hut hq.
The final phase will see the building of a new headquarters, which scout leaders hope can begin next year. It will cost £650,000, and currently the group is £400,000 towards its target.
The 150 strong group says its current site is too small and that a new headquarters – which has recently been given the green light by Warwick District Council – will allow it to expand.
It is also looking for volunteers to help cope with the expected influx of new scouts.
Treasurer Viv Bosworth said: “It is so exciting to complete the first phase of our project and see the new jetties being enjoyed by our scouts and other park and river users.
“We are now fully focused on the next phase of our ‘Building a Future’ project, and with a final push for funds and more local support we will start building our new HQ in 2019.”
Visit www.2wk.org.uk/new-hq to donate or find out more.