*SUSSEX NEWS* - 2018 K6 Telephone Competition Launch
Published: 07 June 2018
SSALC launches 2018 K6
phone box competition in Sussex
Following the success by Ticehurst PC in winning last year’s award with Heathfield & Waldron PC as runner up, the 2018 competition is launched today in association with Sussex Heritage Trust.
We are looking for imaginative uses of K6 phone boxes in communities where the initiative has been supported by the local town or parish council. Across the Country 5,000 redundant phone boxes have now been adopted – so there will be one very close to you !
Such an imaginative use is that by Kingsbridge Town Council in Devon where, believe it or not, the phone box has been turned into a nightclub, complete with glitter ball, lighting and a sound system. Use of the dial a disc system costs £1 and all proceeds go the Kingsbridge Charity.
We look forward to something similarly imaginative in Sussex; the winner and runner up will be announced at the WSALC or ESALC Conferences in October when cash vouchers to be used against SSALC services will be awarded.
Entries with photographs and description are to be with SSALC CEO
Award for best use of a K6 phonebox - Update from Trevor Leggo
I find it hard to believe that we have no local councils interested in putting forward a K6 phone box in their area that has been imaginatively adapted to provide an alternative use for the community.
Although the financial award might be considered modest, it will more than cover the SSALC subscription for a small parish or allow 3 or 4 attendances at SSALC events.
All you need to do is take a couple of photos, write a brief account of who led on the initiative and send to the SSALC office by the 21st September.
We look forward to hearing from you and arranging the presentation at ESALC or WSALC Conferences in October.