Abbotts Ann Telephone Kiosk — LAST FEW DAYS TO VOTE

The  telephone kiosk has had a winter clean thanks to Liz Dell and we have a group of helpful volunteers ready to give the box a much needed lick of paint.

After closer inspection the kiosk itself does need some repair. The perspex panels in the door have discoloured and need replacing and the door itself needs some tender loving care. The Parish Council are looking into this.

In the meantime, we have had some suggestions for future use of the telephone kiosk. We would now like you to vote, either in the village shop or online (on the website), as to what you would like the telephone kiosk to be used for. The most votes wins; one name one vote.

The following options for use have been suggested. Please vote for just one suggestion.

  1. Information point; including village history and local walks.
  2. Leave it as it is.
  3. To house the defibrillator. (It must be noted that there is already a defibrillator located in The Eagle car park and this would mean relocating and re-installing this in the kiosk. (There would be a cost for doing this, as the kiosk may need to be heated and lit.)
  4. Library for DVD’s and books – on an exchange basis, you take one, you replace it with another.
  5. Information point with local groups or societies hosting the kiosk. For example, it has been suggested that the WI could ‘host’ the kiosk for its centenary year next year and the nursery school would also be interested in hosting the kiosk at another time.
  6. Information point with free Wi-Fi which would also be available in the Village Hall There would be a cost associated with the Wi-fi installation.


You are able to vote throughout January, in the shop and online with the closing date being the 31st January 2017. The winning suggestion will be announced  on the website in February 2017.

Should you have any queries or concerns about the above, please do contact me on 01264 710174 or by email