I don’t think I’ve featured vandalised phone booths before – but that’s what a lot of them are like these days….
A local authority is offering a £500 reward to anyone who can help it convict vandals responsible for a series of tags across a district.
Canterbury City Council is hoping the inducement will aid its crackdown on graffiti, which it says is costing taxpayers thousands of pounds to clear up.
Community committee chairman Neil Baker says such vandalism “is having a damaging effect on our community”.
This one is in Bluewater, Kent, and seems to have an iconic foyer. (I couldn’t bring myself to step inside. I guess I’m too old for that ****)
An update on a previous story…
A man who has been living in a telephone box in Station Road, Greenhithe, is “receiving the help he needs”. The update, from Kent County Cllr Peter Harman, follows concern for the rough sleeper, thought to be in his early 20s. He has been working to support the man alongside the Revs Carol and Andrew Avery, of St Mary, Greenhithe and St Mary, Stone.
From: Kent Online 11/4/2019
Community members are trying to support a homeless man who has been living in a phone box. The rough sleeper, thought to be in his early 20s, has been staying in the makeshift shelter in Greenhithe after being homeless for about a month. His whereabouts, which were first revealed on a community Facebook page, prompted comments from concerned residents.
Kent County Councillor Peter Harman has been working to resolve the situation, alongside the Revs Carol and Andrew Avery, who run the Mary’s Child project. Cllr Harman, who represents Swanscombe and Greenhithe, has described him as a “very polite young man”, who is not believed to be a risk to residents. He has visited the man three times, in the hope of getting him “back on track”, while allowing the phone box to be used once again.
For the full article go to Kent Online
Phoneboxes featured on a QI episode a little while ago: