Warm stor­age shed to sort out goods

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By LEE JAMIESON

A draughty and leak­ing stor­age shed used to store and sort goods by the Alexan­dra Sal­va­tion Army for more than 20 years is be­ing re­placed and will be up and run­ning be­fore the end of win­ter. Fam­ily Store man­ager Robin Austin said the build­ing be­hind the hall in Royal Tce which was used as the drop off and sort­ing area for food and cloth­ing was badly in need of re­place­ment. ‘‘For the amount we would have had to spend on it we were bet­ter off re­build­ing, so that’s what was done.’’ Build­ing had been un­der­way since Christ­mas and was hoped to be fin­ished in time for win­ter, he said. The build­ing would be heated through­out and would pro­vide a warm area where goods could be sorted. There was also a garage for a van and rub­bish trailer. Funds had been put aside and do­na­tions had been made for the re­place­ment build­ing ex­pected to cost up $80,000, he said. ‘‘It’s prob­a­bly been made in such a way it could be used for a meet­ing room at a fu­ture date if nec­es­sary. It’s big enough to ac­com­mo­date that sort of sit­u­a­tion.’’ Builder Ge­off Cowan said the build­ing should be ready for use about mid-July. ‘‘At the mo­ment I’m putting gib-board on the walls in­side and once that’s done it’s pretty well fin­ished.’’

Photo: LEE JAMIESON

Heated up: Sal­va­tion Army Fam­ily Store man­ager Robin Austin in front of the new stor­age shed.

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