Search across Sussex for best use of redundant red telephone box

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A coffee shop in a Brighton phone box k61DTIkDrsi70X5ZNWT-

From coffee shops to book exchanges to food banks to defibrillators, the red K6 public telephone box is increasingly being used for more than just telephone calls.

At the end of 2016, the Sussex Heritage Trust, in conjunction with Sussex Association of Local Councils (SALC) and the South Downs National Park Authority launched a campaign to save the Sussex Red phone box.

This phone box in Bosham is a book exchange

This phone box in Bosham is a book exchange

The red K6 public telephone boxes, much-loved and iconic features of the British landscape, have increasingly been under threat from the development of mobile technology, neglect and vandalism.

The Trust has produced a guide which provides support to communities planning to preserve their K6 telephone boxes and change its use.

Today, the SALC have offered an award to a town or parish council which, in the opinion of SALC’s judging panel, has provided support for the most imaginative use of a redundant K6 box within its area anywhere in Sussex.

The award will be in the form of a Certificate and £300 worth of SALC vouchers which can be used for training or other SALC services not covered by their normal subscription.

Campaign to save our red phone boxes SUS-161111-100540001

Campaign to save our red phone boxes SUS-161111-100540001

A presentation will be made in the autumn.

Application should be made by letter with a brief description and photographs, to be received by the SALC office by July 31 to anna.beams@ssalc.co.uk

To download the Sussex Heritage Trust guide go to http://www.sussexheritagetrust.org.uk/index.php/projects-phone-box-restoration/