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Selwyn Times: September 26, 2017

Selwyn Times: September 26,

FREE TUESday SEPTEMBER 26 2017 379 7100 Selwyn GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass, Kirwee 0800 726 724 IN THE MONEY: (Left to right) – The Famous Grouse Hotel manager Will Stock, senior fire officer Dave Clarke and station officer Steve McLennan with the money donated to the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigade. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Firefighter’s helmet coughs up cash • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LOOSE CHANGE from generous patrons stopping by at a hotel in Lincoln has raised more than $2000 for the town’s fire brigade. The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigade broke open a helmet of cash on Sunday, after it had been sitting at the bar of The Famous Grouse Hotel for about 18 months. The $2040 will go towards equipment needed by the brigade. Station officer Steve McLennan said he would like to thank the patrons at the hotel for their generosity. Mr McLennan said while the brigade gets funding from Fire and Emergency New Zealand there is always something extra needed in the community. The brigade has another helmet at the Tai Tapu Hotel and is hoping to set up others at The Laboratory and Springston Hotel. The Famous Grouse Hotel manager Will Stock said it is good how much has been contributed and will have the helmet ready to collect further donations. “The guys do a good job so it is good to be able to give back,” he said. Pool at Prebbleton School to be demolished • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PREBBLETON IS about to lose its community swimming pool. The pool, at Prebbleton School, is to be demolished to make way for four modern classrooms. A date has not been set for the pool’s demolition. The redevelopment will cater for the school’s rapidly growing roll, which is expected to reach 600 by 2019. The Ministry of Education is working with the school on a masterplan for its redevelopment. The new teaching spaces are scheduled to be complete in 2019 and will cost about $2 million. The unheated pool, which only operates in the summer, is owned by the MoE. The pool has not been used by the school since 2005 because it was deemed too small for the growing roll and unsuitable for taking a classroom for swimming lessons. At the time, a public meeting was called by Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall to create a pool committee which set about painting, tidying and operating it. Mr Lyall said the committee and the district council managed to lease the pool off the MoE for another 12 years. •Turn to page 5 Your section hunt starts here New Falcon’s Landing sales office open, 17 Branthwaite Drive, Rolleston, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 1-3pm. Come, visit and share in our vision for Rolleston. Or call us anytime 03 741 1340. Email