Good thing for those who wait

Franklin County News - - News - By SALLY HINE

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.

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