In recent blogs (BT phone home) and (Novel ideas for BT phone boxes), I raised the topic of a pending consultation between BT and Uttlesford Council for village phone boxes which have very little use and which BT want to take out of operation allowing councils and villagers to keep and maintain them. I mentioned that villagers in Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset had found a novel way to use their phone box as a library. I notice this has now been featured in the Daily Mail...see link below. It got me wondering whether other people in our local area had some great ideas about how to re-use their old BT red phone boxes if they were to be de-activated - I'd love to read your ideas and suggestions!
The red phone box that has become Britain's smallest library By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 3:01 PM on 01st December 2009
Cunning villagers have found a novel way to cope with the shortage of libraries in their area by turning an old red phone box into a book exchange. The former BT phone kiosk has been transformed from a telephone exchange to Britain's smallest library by cunning residents and now stocks around 100 titles. Villagers rallied together to set up the book box after their mobile library service was cancelled.
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