Home   News   Article

Sawbridgeworth's red phone box turned into plant container



More news, no ads

LEARN MORE


One of Sawbridgeworth's last remaining phone boxes has been given a new lease of life after it was spruced up and filled with plants.

The town council commissioned Oakridge Nursery to plant up the dilapidated K6 kiosk in West Road. Owner Daniel Krokos set to work, firstly renovating the box, which had been a target for vandals for years.

The idea to turn it into a planter was hatched in February after a resident attended a Zoom meeting of the town council's amenities committee and said it was a shame it had fallen into disrepair and could not be put to better use.

Daniel Krokos from Oakridge Nursery repaints the phone box before filling it with plants (50757874)
Daniel Krokos from Oakridge Nursery repaints the phone box before filling it with plants (50757874)

Interim town clerk Joanne Sargant investigated various possibilities before the committee agreed on a scheme to turn it into a planted display.

"It was considered by the amenities committee to be a welcome addition to the side of the town that will soon be welcoming lots of new home owners," said Joanne. "It's been planted up with winter flowers and will be refreshed throughout the seasons."

Daniel said he had planted cyclamen, pansies and evergreen ferns in the kiosk to weather the winter months and said people could look forward to displays in spring and summer.

The completed phone box, freshly painted and filled with plants (50757877)
The completed phone box, freshly painted and filled with plants (50757877)

The phone box was adopted by the town council in 2008 and became a tourist information point, but with the rise of the internet it was hardly used.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More