Good thing for those who wait
With winter on its way Harrisville School pupils are delighted to have somewhere to hide out from the cold with a new bus shelter officially opened last week.
The new shelter on Pook Rd is a part of a nationwide initiative from Totalspan to provide a safe environment for students waiting for school buses.
The Harrisville School shelter was the first of four to be erected within Franklin this year.
Claire Ryan’s son attends Harrisville School and catches the bus each day. This lead her to apply for the shelter from Totalspan.
‘‘ The kids needed some- where, especially in the winter,’’ she said. ‘‘And for safety because a lot of cars go through here and there’s a lot of kids so they need to be off the road.’’
The building and supplying of the shelters is all volunteered thanks to great community support, said Roger Hewlett from Totalspan Counties.
The land for the Pook Rd shelter was donated by Richard and Lin Seeger who refenced the area around it.
Last year 120 bus shelters were approved nationally and this year Totalspan is hoping to provide 150. Applications for a shelter are still open and forms can be downloaded from www.totalspan.co.nz.