Community phone box library must go, Highworth residents told

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Highworth residents told phone box community library has to go
Highworth residents told phone box community library has to go

A phone box that has been turned into a community library in Highworth has to be emptied.

Locals were bemused to see a sign had been put up on the box by BT asking them to take the books out because the box is still in use and they are in the way.

It said: "We love the creative way you've used this space, but unfortunately the payphone here is still in use.

"The phone box needs to be kept clear so people can make calls and our engineers can carry out tests and repairs.

"If you could remove the items we've stored here, we'd really appreciate it."

People in the area reacting to the development on Facebook said the box was regularly vandalised and the phone was constantly out of order and the little library was a benefit to the community.

The 'K8 Telephone Kiosk' was granted Grade II listed status on November 1, 2010.

The community is now looking to see if it can adopt the phone box and take over ownership via BT's 'adopt a kiosk' scheme.

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