Blackhouse Lane Phone Box Renovation

Funded on Spacehive 17 December 2018

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Blackhouse Lane Phone Box Renovation

Blackhouse Lane Phone Box Renovation

Blackhouse Lane Phone Box Group By Blackhouse Lane Phone Box Group

The old BT K6 Red Phone Box on Blackhouse Lane in Burgess Hill is being converted into a 'Seed Swap' and gardening hub for the local community. Plans to renovate the remaining 2 phone boxes as well!

Burgess Hill Delivery stage

14
backers
£2,535
raised

Funding is now over. Bear with us while we tot up all your pledges!

The beautiful old BT red Phone Boxes are such an iconic British Institution and it would be so sad to see them disappear. That is why the Blackhouse Lane Phone Box group, a local community group, has already adopted and partly renovated the Blackhouse Lane phone box into a Seed Swap and local gardening hub for the local community. With the help of the FLaCK community group, who have already renovated 3 other boxes in Burgess Hill, the Blackhouse Lane Phone Box Group has plans to renovate the last 2 remaining boxes on London Road and West Street in Burgess Hill. We have the full support of the our County Councillor, Town Council and the local community who all love the idea. Our plans for the other 2 boxes include a 'Memories of Burgess Hill' and a hanging basket garden. If you would like to see the progress of our renovations please take a look at our FB page at www.facebook.com/blackhouselanephonebox. All works thus far has been with locally raised funds. But we have run out!

What we'll deliver:

  • Renovate the outside and inside of the box to a 'Seed Swap'
  • Make the box the box a hub for local community gardeners
  • Maintain the box and its gardening contents in good order

Why it's a great idea:

It is so lovely that a local community group is taking the initiative to save these beautiful and iconic old BT Red phone kiosks. They are a lasting reminder of our heritage and would be a tragedy to lose the remaining few that we have. The feedback from the local community of Burgess Hill has been amazing. So many are on board and have offered their time and help to get this project off the ground. Not only are we saving the phone box, but it is a way to share and preserve the local fruit, flower, vegetable and tree varieties of Burgess Hill. Already we have donations of local fruit and vegetable types that will be shared and preserved instead of being lost. It also garners such a great community spirit and pride in the history of Burgess Hill. These beautiful boxes all restored are a real showpiece for the community. We already have the local runners group running a 'marathon' between the 4 complete boxes on a Friday night, with plans to begin relay races in next spring!

Steps to get it done:

  • Complete weather proofing of exterior of Blackhouse Lane phone box
  • Complete interior of Blackhouse Lane phone box
  • Opening ceremony for Blackhouse Lane phone box
  • Begin assessment overview of London Road and West Street Phone Boxes.

A relatively small grant will secure these beautiful boxes for future generations. With so much community support already, with volunteers armed with paint brushes and paint pots already putting in so much work and with so much enthusiasm to complete the 3 remaining boxes it would be such a wonderful thing to receive a grant.

Location Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill has 42 other projects and £665,000 in potential grant funding

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Council

West Sussex County Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,533

Glazing replacement-toughened glass, certified to BS 6262 per pane approx - £500 (20%)
Transoms (Signage) per box - £300 (12%)
Structural Repair Work per box - £250 (10%)
Printing images for memories phone box - £250 (10%)
Hanging baskets - £150 (6%)
Panelling - £100 (4%)
Clothbunting for decoration - £100 (4%)
Paint Currant Red BS381C – 539C per pot - £100 (4%)
Paint Black BS4800 - 00-E-53 - £100 (4%)
Paint Gold BS4800 - £100 (4%)
Other - £583 (23%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

20%
Glazing replacement-toughened glass, certified to BS 6262 per pane approx
£500
12%
Transoms (Signage) per box
£300
10%
Structural Repair Work per box
£250
10%
Printing images for memories phone box
£250
6%
Hanging baskets
£150
4%
Panelling
£100
4%
Clothbunting for decoration
£100
4%
Paint Currant Red BS381C – 539C per pot
£100
4%
Paint Black BS4800 - 00-E-53
£100
4%
Paint Gold BS4800
£100
23%
Other
£583
  • Spacehive fees
    £119
  • Paint White BS4800 – 00-E-55
    £100
  • Paint Green BS4800
    £100
  • Book shelf (per box)
    £75
  • Safety Equipment (lead paint sanding)
    £50
  • Stationary items for comments books etc
    £50
  • Notice boards
    £45
  • VAT
    £24
  • Transaction Fees
    £21

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: We will need funds for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the phone boxes.

Total £2,533

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • Hi if anyone could provide the following it would be greatly appreciated! Something to 'face' the interior back wall - some unwanted panelling or an old door would be great. A large noticeboard. Bright cloth bunting

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