Tool library planned for Lyttelton

Do you have tools you don’t use any more? An old hammer, a spanner, screwdriver or saw?

Then Project Lyttelton want you to give them a call. The non-profit group is building towards opening its Library of Tools and Things early next year. It will be a collection of specialised equipment that library members can take home on loan.

Members would pay an annual subscription to use the service.

Trevor Best, of Governor’s Bay, is behind the project. He wants to see more men and women connect with their communities by offering a good selection of high quality tools, while helping to cut down on consumption.

Project Lyttelton co-manager Lucette Hindin said it was hoping to have all the main items people use frequently. “Garden tools, drills, saws, bike tools. Perhaps also camping gear and sewing machines.” She hopes that some will come directly from the community, while others may be donated by retail outlets, manufacturers, or be funded by “various bodies”.

“We’re talking to the city council about locating the library at the Lyttelton Recreation Centre, where it would be operated by volunteers for four or so hours each week for issues and returns,” said Ms Hindin.

So if you do have items you don’t use – a sewing machine or your granddad’s old drill – or you have connections to potential donors, Project Lyttelton is asking you to get in touch via its website,