Do you want to adopt a red phonebox for £1?

Do you want to adopt a red phonebox for £1?

by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

WOULD you like to adopt an iconic red phonebox for £1?

BT is encouraging community groups across the North West to seize the opportunity to do something wonderful with their iconic red phone boxes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Communities have been thinking innovatively to transform red phone boxes for good, from community food stores to illuminating the red kiosks blue as a tribute to the NHS.

Already, more than 6,000 phone boxes have been adopted by communities since BT set up its ‘Adopt a Kiosk’ scheme in 2008.

Some 224 traditional red boxes are currently available for adoption in the North West region, for just £1 each, and BT will also consider adoption requests to house defibrillators in more modern boxes. To apply, visit

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