Listed Wentworth phone box could house defibrillator

By Gareth Dennison | 30/01/2018

Listed Wentworth phone box could house defibrillator

A GROUP is calling for a grade II-listed phone box to be given new life as a defibrillator station.

Wentworth Residents Association and Wentworth Parish Council acquired the K6 kiosk after it was decommissioned by BT.

“It is now proposed to install a defibrillator inside for use by the public in case of emergency,” said a spokeswoman for the residents’ group.

It is also suggested that the “telephone” signs in the top windows are swapped for Perspex “defibrillator” ones to avoid any doubt about the contents of the box, on Main Street.

The cast iron K6 booths were introduced to mark King George V’s silver jubilee in 1935.

Rotherham District Civic Society has previously said it would like to convert a kiosk on Moorgate Road to a defibrillator station.

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