Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Phone box gets new lease of life

10:29 03 October 2012

Pic: Andy Casey photography

Pic: Andy Casey photography


The iconic red box is feeling a little blue after receiving a lick of paint.

AN ICONIC red phone box in Filleigh has received a vibrant makeover as part of an ‘Adopt a Kiosk’ scheme.

Nearby advertising agency Bray Leino adopted the phone box as part of the scheme by BT to give commercially unviable boxes a new lease of life.

The agency has painted the phone box a light blue colour in line with its company colours.

Filleigh Parish Council agreed last year for the company to take over the box, and this is the first stage in the revitalisation.

A spokesman for the company said: “We are still throwing around a few ideas as to what we are going to do with the phone box, so watch this space.”

It is anticipated plans will be made for the future of the box within the next few weeks.

Other phone boxes adopted through the scheme around the country have been transformed into ideas from grocery shops to art galleries.


Other News Stories


Will you be joining the big march through the centre of Barnstaple tomorrow (Saturday) to show your support for North Devon’s hospital services?

Read more

Authorities set to investigate a pit that has opened up on a popular riverside walk

Read more

The incident was reported at 2.40 this afternoon (Friday).

Read more

County’s schools are ‘high performing’ but among worst funded in the country

Read more

Elliott Gallery founder looks back on nine decades and ahead to the Braunton gallery reopening again

Read more
Yesterday, 20:02

Temporary winter closure for maintenance work, but trustees are also looking ahead to possible extension plans

Read more
Yesterday, 17:39

The latest improvement to the college’s Barnstaple campus was showcased to the public today (Thursday).

Read more
Yesterday, 15:28

North Devon Sees Red Day – join the march at 11am from Mermaid Walk

Read more
Yesterday, 15:24

Activities for all ages to enjoy at the museum throughout next week

Read more
Yesterday, 11:38

Police warn trick or treaters to be safe this Halloween and remember not everyone wants to take part

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications