REFURBISHMENT OF SUSSEX K6 RED TELEPHONE BOXES
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.
In the spring and summer of 2015 the Sussex Heritage Trust carried out a survey into the survival and condition of red K6 telephone boxes in East and West Sussex. This was in conjunction with Sussex Associations of Local Councils (SALC) and the South Downs National Park Authority. The surveys indicated the telephone boxes were in slow decline and at worst critically at risk or had already been removed from their parishes.
The Sussex Heritage Trust has produced a guide, which explains the history of the famous red telephone boxes, provides information on their survival in Sussex and offers advice on how local communities can become involved in their future management, both to serve their original purpose and also for a range of new functions.
In March 2017, the Sussex Associations of Local Councils launched an award to a town or parish council which, in the option 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 begin the form of a Certificate and £00 worth of SALC vouchers which can be used for training or other SALC services not covered by their normal subscription. A presentation will be made in Autumn.
Applications should be made by letter with a brief description and photographs, to be received by the SALC office by 31st July 2017 to email@example.com
To join the campaign, post your pictures of red K6 public telephone boxes in Sussex on our instagram page.
CLICK HERE to download a copy of the guide.