lease of life for disused phone box near Burnham bought for £1!
disused phone box near Burnham-On-Sea has been given a new lease
of life at the centre of the community after being bought from
BT for just £1.
Huntspill Parish Council has taken over the redundant red kiosk
in Alstone Gardens and has turned it into a parish information
phone fittings have been taken away and replaced with noticeboards
and shelving for a soon-to-launch book exchange service.
Council Clerk Alex Richards told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
were considering buying and installing a new noticeboard in the
village but the costs were over £400 so we started to consider
the possibility of buying the old phone box from BT."
offered it to us for the nominal fee of £1 - which is a
huge saving on what we would have spent on the new noticeboard
- so we were delighted to take it on."
been well received by villagers and we're intending to further
develop it with the launch of a new book exchange service soon."
Parish Council Chairman Ken Hall and Clerk Alex Richards with
the phone box this week