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October 2021

Since last month's item, we have had a very useful meeting with the Barford Community Charity (BCC) trustees, and they have significantly increased their funding commitment to the Youth & Community Centre now to be £80,000. This is a major boost to our funding and greatly appreciated - Thank you BCC!

We have also been in further contact with Warwick District Council and our request for funding is being considered in detail (at time of writing, we're waiting to hear back from them) and we have contacted Cllr Jan Matecki, our local councillor on Warwickshire County Council, requesting a meeting with him to discuss how they could provide funding support for the Y&CC.

It was good to see several of you at our AGM on 13th September and similarly at our stand at the School Fete on 25th September. At both events we were able to share news on the Y&CC project, explain how fundraising is progressing towards the £600,000 target for building the Y&CC and let you know about fundraising events and other initiatives for local fundraising.

In particular, we were able to start getting teams on board for our "High-Tech Treasure Hunt" on Saturday 9th October - please click here for more information on how to take part. Entry costs £20 for a team of up to four and there will be medals awarded. Our thanks again to James Maynard and ClueGo for making this exciting event possible. Good luck to all the teams! You can sign-up by visiting the Eventbrite website ( and searching for ‘Barford’ . The Treasure Hunt then comes up at the top of the events list.

We're working on other fundraising events, such as auctions of items including artworks donated by several well-respected artists; please look out for more information on these.

Our ever-popular Family Bingo Night is also making a return, on Friday 12th November (in the Hut on Wasperton Lane, eyes down 7:00pm).

Meanwhile, our regular user groups are all back in action, with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts having begun again after the summer break. It really is good to have the Hut being used so well once more.

With thanks for all your continuing support

Ian Paterson
BYCC Chairman

BYCC 200 Club :
Thank you to all our existing members and welcome to our new members! Your support makes a big difference to our Community Centre!

For only £12 per year we invite new members to join the BYCC 200 Club. You will be supporting your local Youth & Community Centre while having the chance to win up to £100 four times a year!

To join please pick up a leaflet at Barford Village Shop (in the café area as you are leaving the shop in the current one-way system) or contact Kate on or 624856.

Thank you to all our members - congratulations to our latest winners and good luck to everyone in the next draw in June with an extra fifth prize added!

The draw for Spring 2021 winners are below.
Mrs K Hinds (38) £100
Tim Oliver (132) £25
Helen Grundy (111) £25
Catherine White (10) £25

Congratulations to our latest winners and good luck to everyone in the next draw in June!

Youth Groups:
The Scouts, Cubs and Beavers are well attended and much appreciated – but unfortunately the Brownies have stopped functioning as a result of lack of Leaders. There have been Brownies in Barford for many years and it would be good if we could get it started again. We have everything you will need and training is provided. Although girls can now join the Scouting association sections, the Brownies have a different approach and this will appeal to some girls.

If you might like to help or want more information please get in touch.

The Supporters 200 club now has over 125 members so we now are giving a £100 and three £25 prizes per quarter. If you would like to join, please contact Kate or myself for details.

The monthly quiz (set by Hilary Maynard and sold at the shop) continues to be well supported with over 100 sold each month. This has now raised well over £5,000. Congratulations to all involved.

Rod Scott

Website :
Our new website:

Rod Scott 624434


After 12 years our Brownie leader is going to retire so we need a new leader to take this on. It is a big commitment for one – but if there are 2 or 3 people who would like to work together it is rewarding and can even be enjoyable. There is a thriving Brownie unit of about 14 girls and plenty of equipment. Uniforms and training are provided. Anyone who thinks they might be able to help please contact Hilary Burvill (01926 624950). The Brownies in Barford have a long history and it would be a great shame if we let them lapse.

Hilary writes:
“After running 1st Barford Brownies for many years, it is now time for someone else to take on the girls. I have really enjoyed the challenge of giving our youngsters the opportunity to blossom, learn new skills and become more independent. Should anyone out there be interested in taking on this fun and rewarding role please contact me. As an extra incentive, any new leader would have the potential opportunity to work in a brand new community hall, once it has been built!”

Rod Scott - Chairman

Hilary's Quiz
Answers to the Latest Quiz - " Short and Tall, Fat and Thin"

Tallboy, Fat Boy, cheese thins or any other thin biscuits which fit , fatbergs, goose fat, tall ship, sumo wrestler, short circuit, Thin Lizzy, The Long and the Short and the Tall, Fatima, long winded, shortly, short wave, tall order, shortbread, marrowfat, thinners, Jack Sprat, Fat Hen, tall story, Fat Boy Slim, thinning hair, fat quarter, short sight, long life, shortening, the fat of the land, two fat ladies, Fats Domino, short of breath, short story, Daniel Lambert, short term, Fats Waller, thin as a rake, tallow, short lived, adipose tissue, the Roly Polys, fatuous, short fall, short cut, lean, The Shard, The Thin Man, caught short, shortage, Billy Bunter, Get Shorty.

There were no correct entries and £63 has gone into the funds.

Hilary Maynard

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Rainbows / Guides :
Brownies are the only junior group for girls only so we are looking for someone who might want to start Rainbows (younger girls) or Guides (older girls). If anyone would like more information please contact me

Rod Scott—Chairman—624434

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Come and join 1st Barford Scout Group.

Cubs - Tuesdays
Beavers and Scouts - Thursdays

Click here for more details. (PDF)

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Volunteer leaders at 1st Barford Scout Group are looking for more adults to join them. You can choose the age group of the children that you would enjoy most to help with - Beavers are 6 to 8 years old, Cubs are aged 8 to 10 or Scouts aged 10 to 13 no previous experience is necessary as you will be working alongside the existing leadership team. Each age group provides very exciting opportunities for the children and presents its own challenges and rewards.

The role will only take one evening each week plus occasional meetings to plan the term’s activity. An ability to work with young people is required; all sections include both boys and girls. Now is the time for you to volunteer to become a helper, so get in touch with the Group Scout Leader, Martin Russell on 07882 851768 or via

Barford Scouts Supporters Group

This group runs the Scout hut on Wasperton Lane and supports the uniformed Youth groups. We have spaces in the ‘100’ club that raises vital funds but also need occasional help with maintaining the building and grounds. If you would like to help, either by joining the 100 club (£12 p.a.), or by doing some occasional gardening, please contact the chairman – Rod Scott on 624434 .

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