Making an entrance
Three of Alexandra’s entrances are soon to receive part of a $35,000 makeover, with steel town signs expected to be installed later this year. Alexandra Entrance-way Team project manager Karin Bowen said the group was created to design a town sign which reflected the area. The final design was made from rusted sheet steel and represented early miners in the area and also a ‘‘forward-looking community’’, she said. The steel signs would be placed on schist rock and would have solar-powered lighting. The signs, expected to cost a total of about $35,000, would be installed this year once funding
Sale and Auction
The Big Becks Auction and Car Boot Sale is in Becks on Sunday from noon. Car boot sale costs $10 a site and farm equipment, household items and sporting gear will be on offer. Bidder registration opens 12pm. Auction items can be sold on commission or donated to Becks Hall Committee to sell. for the project had been confirmed and approval to install them had been granted. The signs will be at the Fruitlands, Galloway and Alexandra Golf Course entrances to Alexandra. The entrance-way team has representatives from Alexandra Lions Club, Alexandra Rotary Club, Alexandra and Clyde Business Group, Promote Alexandra, Keep Alexandra and Clyde Beautiful, Central Otago District Council and the Vincent Community Board. Alexandra artist Nigel Wilson, landscape designer Sue Mort, construction consultant Lloyd Farris and civil engineer Murray Pethwick had all helped in their specialist areas to design the signs.
Welcome: Alexandra Entrance-way Team project manager Karin Bowen and committee member Shayne Hitchcock with a prototype of steel signs which will be placed at three entrances to the town this year.