HUDDERSFIELD’S Sea Cadets need somewhere dry to store their boats.
The cadets are now in temporary accommodation and need a place to store two boats where they can wheel them out and prepare them for painting.
These could be two 20ft containers that could be put at the Territorial Army Drill Hall on St Paul’s Street, where the cadets are now based.
It could, perhaps, be a garage elsewhere in Huddersfield.
Reg Horner, chairman of the unit’s management committee, said: “The boats are now stored in two containers outside the drill hall, but both are leaking badly.
“We need somewhere to store the boats where we can wheel them out, work on them and then wheel them back in again.’’
Since 1981, the 50-strong Sea Cadet unit had been in two ex-Army huts that were built in the 1940s at Snow Island beside the River Colne, off King’s Mill Lane, Aspley.
The huts were rapidly deteriorating – made worse by a burglary – so they have moved to the drill hall for the time being.
Plans have been suggested for a while for a new building and a scheme to provide more student accommodation or an office for Huddersfield University at Snow Island.
As part of the development a £220,000 wooden building will be built for the Sea Cadets. But no date has been set for the work to start.
The cadets already have just over £100,000 in the kitty for the new building and will be fundraising to bring in more. Applications are also being made to trusts and charities.
The cadets are aged 12 to 18 and meet every Monday and Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. They can be contacted during those hours on 01484 450122.
Anyone who can help store the boats should contact Mr Horner on 01422 375455.