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THE OLD SEND PHONE BOX

In 2011 BT wrote to Send Parish Council to advise them that the Phone Box at the Send parade of shops was rarely used and that they would be removing the phone equipment.  However, SPC were offered the option to keep the kiosk on payment of a token £1.  BT would continue to provide electric light but the use of the box and its future maintenance were to be SPC's responsibility.

The council members voted 5 to 4 in favour of adoption the kiosk.  Some members felt the space would be more useful as additional parking for the shops.

In March 2012, a team of 10 volunteers began the restoration of the kiosk, which was in a dreadful condition.

SPC provided funding of £500 (which has been offset by paid advertisements on the back wall).  By August 2012, the team had finished their work and the first community exhibit (about the restoration project) was installed. 

The Phone Box was officially opened by the then Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Jennifer Jordan, in October.  You may know this woman as an ex-Geography teacher at George Abbot School.  She was in her second term of office as Mayor and this opening was a first for her!  She also took the opportunity to visit Send recreation ground with the SPC Clerk, Debbie Hurdle and

expressed her admiration for what she found there.             

This blog, kept by team member David, tracks the progress of the kiosk restoration from March 2012 and the community exhibits inside up to August 2014.

 

The kiosk has hosted exhibits featuring the following:

 

Church Rooms Craft and Chat Group - March 2018

Church Rooms Coffee Mornings - September 2017  

Little Owl Pre-School - December 2013/ July 2018

Rotary Club of Send and Ripley - December 2018    

Secular Christmas - December 2017

Send Amateur Dramatic Society - various pantomimes

Send Catholic Group - Easter 2016

Send C of E Primary School - January 2016/ May 2017/ May 2018

Send Creatives/ Images exhibitors - September 2014/ August 2015

Send Evangelical Church - Easter 2013/ December 2015

Send Gardening Society - March 2014

Send Guides - May 2014

Send & Ripley History Society - July 2014/ October 2018  

Send Help - June 2013

Send Looks Out - January 2014/ January 2018

Send nature areas - Heathfield and VMC wetland - January 2013/ February 2018

Send Neighbourhood Plan - August 2015/ July 2016/ March 2017/ July 2017

Send Phonebox Restoration Team - August 2012/ January 2015/ September 2018 

Send Scouts - May 2015

Send United Football Club - August 2013 

Send Village Club - January 2019    

Send Website - July 2015

Send WI - September 2013

St Mary's Church - December 2012/ Easter 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page last updated: 8 January, 2019