Old Wentworth phone box finds new role as defib station

By Adele Forrest | 16/05/2018

Old Wentworth phone box finds new role as defib station
Wentworth Residents Association members at the telephone box on Main Street which is the new location for the defibrillator. From left to right are: chairman Paul Hunton, treasurer Keith Wigfield, secretary Joan Cook, Janice Middleton, Cllr Graham Cook and Abi Cox of Renewi Corporate Social Responsibilty Fund

A DISUSED distinctive red telephone box has now been transformed into a life-saving unit.

Wentworth Residents’ Association has been working hard for the past 12-months to get permission to transform the grade-II listed telephone box into a new home for the village’s defibrillator unit.

Chairman Paul Hunton said the life-saving equipment had now been moved from the Rockingham Arms, where it had been for more than four years, to the telephone box on Main Street.

“It got installed two days before the Tour de Yorkshire,” said Mr Hunton.

“It’s very important to the village and now it is in a more central location — so it’s more easily accessible from the bottom part of the village.”

Funds for the £1,000 move and refurbishment were donated by Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate, Hoober ward Cllrs David Roche, Denise Lelliott, Brian Steele and Wentworth Parish Council.

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