28th Jun, 2017

Traditional red telephone box to house village's library and defibrillator

Tristan Harris 17th Oct, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A TRADITIONAL red telephone box in a Bromsgrove village which has been decommissioned has been given a new lease of life after Lickey and Blackwell Parish Council bought it for £1.

The kiosk houses a defibrillator purchased through the British Heart Foundation (BHF) scheme and, as a way of ‘booking’ the trend of library closures, it is also being used as a mini-library.

Thanks to donations by local residents, he phone box also houses a selection of books which are completely free for people to take and either replace with another one or bring them back to swap them for another.

Retired librarian Jean Whitehead has the task of looking over donated literature. A similar exchange has been operating successfully in Belbroughton for years.