Scooter riders can charge at libraries
Thanks to sponsorship from two local businesses, mobility scooters can recharge their batteries at both Central Hawke’s Bay Libraries.
An external power point has been installed at the Waipukurau Library courtesy of Centralines and at the Waipawa Library thanks to Isaac’s Electrical.
Earlier this year members of the CHB Scooter Mob travelled from Waipukurau over the newly opened swing bridge and along the Tukituki trail to Waipawa. Once at Waipawa they were anxious about having enough battery left for the return trip. They would have liked to have a good look around Waipawa on their scooters, they said, but did not want to use up their battery power.
Thanks to Centralines and Isaac’s Electrical the scooter riders now have the option to recharge their scooters at either library.
This new addition to Central Hawke’s Bay District Libraries is another initiative to deliver on the CHB District Council’s Community Wellbeing Strategy.
“Having the ability to re-charge at either library in Central Hawke’s Bay means we can happily ride around and know that if we need to recharge we can,” says Gloria Mason, member of the CHB Scooter Mob. “Being available 24 hours a day, seven days a week is marvellous.
“Without the generous support of Centralines and Isaac’s Electrical, the project would not have been possible.
“We are happy to support this great initiative giving locals freedom and flexibility to enjoy Central Hawke’s Bay,” says Gavin Streeter of Isaac’s Electrical.
“These power points are safe and designed for use outdoors and are fitted with residual current devices.”
“Centralines proudly support a number of community initiatives in Central Hawke’s Bay and we saw real value in contributing to this worthy project,” says Graham Bundle, electrical team leader for Centralines.
The points are now available for free use.
Jack McKenzie, Russell Chant and Gloria Mason, inaugural members of the CHB Scooter Mob.