Red telephone box: defibrillator operational!

From Cllr Martin Briscombe,

Defibrillator Progress

The Village Defibrillator, sited on the rear of the village Telephone Box is now fully operational. We hope that none of the community will actually need it but it is there in case of an emergency. With electrical installation completed by Maltby Electrical, Coningsby, the Book Exchange & Information Board are also back in use.

Thanks go to the financial support of Millhouse Ltd, Aggregate Industries, & District Councillors Craig Leyland & Suzanna Gorst. Ian Carroll from LIVES will be taking two training sessions in the Parish Church for anyone that would like to know how to use the defibrillator, on Tuesday 17th at 7pm and Wednesday 25th at 7pm. Regards, Martin Continue reading

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We love our red telephone box

Martin Briscombe writes:

Picture credit: Peter DewranceThe Kirkby on Bain Telephone Box

Adopted by The Parish Council  for  the princely sum of £1

Our telephone box is a fine example of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s red K6 telephone box. The parish council adopted it so that we could preserve a British icon, be a symbol of the village and be used for a variety of community uses.

A survey revealed it needed full restoration. The list included a new door, full reglazing and painting inside and out. Fortunately the main supplier of payphones for BT is X2 Connect, handily based just down the road at Newark. They could supply everything we needed and the Parish Council had funds available to cover.

March to June was a steady progression of stripping, preparation & painting round the box until all was complete. Fortunately the unmetered electricity supply to the box was still on. So  it only needed new lamps needed for re-illumination. Continue reading