Wreningham’s former red phone box has been transformed into a village Swap Box facility for exchanging books and DVDs, complete with a stunning mosaic floor, thanks to the parish council and a group of residents.
The phone box on Ashwellthorpe Road near the school was bought for £1 from BT last year by Wreningham Parish Council and villagers were asked what they wanted it turned into.
A free library was the most popular answer and Cllr Keith Morris gathered together a group of interested residents to put the plan into action.
Hughie Glaves and Noel Course used their expertise to renovate and repaint the box and install new glass and signs. David Minns helped to straighten up the box and improve the surrounding landscaping. Andrew Moore built new shelves and the finishing touch was a stylish mosaic floor, depicting a wren, reflecting the story of how the village got its name, expertly created by Jo Billham.
The project was backed and paid for by Wreningham Parish Council and it was officially opened on September 7 and is in full use.
Residents are welcome to take books and DVDs for free and leave others in their place. Please use the facility considerately.
A light is installed in the box so it can be used at any time.
If you have any queries about the facility or ideas for its use, please email Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured above are Jo Billham, Keith Morris and Andrew Moore with the new Swap Box in Wreningham.