Sunday, 28 May 2017

Let's buy old kiosks

EVERY old red phone box in Henley should be bought by the town council, says a councillor.

David Eggleton asked if purchasing the boxes was possible, saying: “It’s heritage and once it’s gone, it’s gone.”

He told a town and community committee meeting that there were about eight of the red kiosks left in the town.

The council currently owns one in Market Place and another on the corner of St Andrew’s Road and Belle Vue Road which it bought from BT for £1 in2013.

Paint for this box has been bought and quotes requested for the repainting.

A family which requested its adoption want to turn it into a book swap as soon as the work has been done.

Cllr Eggleton said advertising panels could be placed in the boxes to cover the cost of the paint.

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