Tools in the Toolstore
Following a request to publish the tools we hold in the toolstore, here is another list of said items. I promise more interesting news in the next edition honest!
Natural Kirklees Toolstores
The Natural Kirklees toolshare scheme uses the same qualifying criteria as the Insurance scheme, namely, it is available to all properly constituted groups who have registered on the Natural Kirklees website (www.naturalkirklees.org) to become members and agreed to receive our newsletter.
We currently have two tool stores operating, one at Beaumont Park in Huddersfield in the depot near the visitor centre and one at Wilton Park in Batley next to the butterfly house near the Bagshaw Museum.
At both locations there is a wide range of hand tools including Spades, Forks, Rakes, saws, loppers, Scythes, Post Hole Diggers, Mattocks and wheelbarrows (a full list below). These are available to borrow free of charge to members of the scheme so if you have a larger project coming up and don't have the tools you need just borrow them from us or if you are a new group just starting out and find the cost of tools prohibitive just borrow them from us and save yourselves the money.
Please feel free to come along to either location and see for yourself what we have to offer.
The tool stores are now open by appointment and appointments can be made by e mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org . The tools are then kept for a week or longer if needed by arrangement and returned as arranged.
If you can help out at either store for a couple of hours one week please e mail me and let me know as the more people we have to operate the stores the better it will work and the more choice of pick up and return times we will be able to offer. If every group registered so far did one two hour session per year we could open and man both stores every week of the year.
If you have any questions or would like to visit a store please contact me and I will do my best to help. (email@example.com)
LIST OF TOOLS AVAILABLE AT BOTH STORES
Wire Sweeping Brushes
Wooden Sweeping Brushes
Loppers (standard and gear action)
Hand Scythes (long Handle)
Hand Scythes (Short Handle)
Two Handed Metal Scythes
Steel Post Drivers
Rubber Post Mallets
Post Hole Diggers (long and short handle)
Tape Measures (8m)
Tape Measures (100m)
High Viz Jackets
We appreciate you may look at this list and spot some glaring omissions, please let us know and if funding allows we will purchase non specialist equipment.
It is also possible to take tools out on a longer term loan for larger projects. Please ask for details.