Help us find a lasting use for our Telephone Box!

Dear Parishioners,


Boningale Parish Council has applied to adopt the Grade II listed red K6 telephone box in Church Lane; it could take up to 90 days to get approval. Many of you are probably aware of its dilapidated condition and the fact that it is hardly ever used for its original purpose. If we are successful in adopting the kiosk for the princely sum of £1, it is our intention to repaint it with help from a group of volunteers and bring it back to its former glory.


Many rural communities have already adopted their phone boxes and put them to other uses and we are now asking you for your ideas. What would you like to see your local telephone box being used for? Some ideas are:  


  • Book Swap/lending library

  • A Plant and Vegetable Swapping place

  • An information Point for locals and for visitors with perhaps some info about Boningale’s History, local walks and what is going on in the area

  • A place for a defibrillator, although we would probably need to do some fundraising to buy this life-saving piece of equipment. 

  • Another idea you have seen somewhere else?

Now over to you – what would be your preferred use? 

Please contact Boningale Parish Council with your ideas by 30 June. How to get in touch:

  • by attending the Annual Parish Council Meeting on Tues 15 May at 7.30pm


  • by writing to us using the message box below.


We are looking forward to your responses. If you are willing to be a volunteer with this project, please let us know that too.