Newnham on Severn phone box saved

3rd February 2021

Residents of Newnham on Severn have successfully lead a campaign to save their phone box; a historic monument in a conservation area which was under threat of being sold on Ebay.

We’re delighted to report that Historic England have awarded the phone box listed building status. The Parish Council then met and decided against the removal and sale of the phone box.

Residents have come up with a number of suggestions for uses of the phone box, including: book exchange, food bank, defibrillator, flower box, garden produce exchange and notice board featuring the history of Newnham.

Tony who is working on this campaign said: “We will now start discussions about how we repair and restore the box and it’s future maintenance. I want to thank you for your great support and for informing your members. If any of them did write to the Council or sign my petition, please thank them on my behalf.”