Market Place - Ring the Change

Funded on Spacehive 6 September 2021 Delivered 21 September 2022

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Market Place - Ring the Change

Market Place - Ring the Change

Cirencester Town Council By Cirencester Town Council

Taking an unloved and unused red heritage phone box, refurbishing and relocating to Cirencester's Market Place as a destination focus for the community and visitors.

Cirencester Delivery stage

14
backers
£3,890
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This project was funded on 06 Sep 2021!

Cirencester Town Council has the opportunity to relocate and refurbish an unused and decommissioned telephone box adopted in Salperton by Cotswold District Council. This is an exciting opportunity to incorporate much-loved heritage into Cirencester's Market Place, as a destination feature for community use and/or a tourist/visitor purpose. The Town Council would arrange the relocation and refurbishment of the phone box, ideas for future use include in the summer, a selfie destination for locals and tourists, incorporating information which promotes our incredible history, individual food, independent shops and inspirational events, as well as awareness of climate issues. In the winter months, it could be used to meet local needs, such as a food bank, incorporating information about how to find shelter and access mental health and well-being support.

What we'll deliver:

  • Relocate an unused and unloved red telephone box
  • Refurbish and make fit for purpose
  • Promote the telephone box as a destination for the community and visitors

Why it's a great idea:

Our project will promote the changing face of the high street in a positive way, creating a destination focal point which will generate interest and footfall through the Market Place, supporting the local economy. It could include information for local visitors and tourists as well as an opportunity to raise awareness of climate issues, for example. In the winter months the project could meet a community need, for example a food bank for those in need and living on the street; it could include access to health and well being information for the wider public.

Steps to get it done:

  • relocate the telephone box
  • refurbish the telephone box
  • install the telephone box

Location Cirencester

About the space

Market Place, Cirencester

Council

Cotswold District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,770

design, print and install - £2,190 (58%)
haulage, repairs and refurbish - £1,400 (37%)
Other - £180 (5%)

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.

58%
design, print and install
£2,190
37%
haulage, repairs and refurbish
£1,400
5%
Other Read More
£180
  • Spacehive fees
    £136
  • VAT
    £27
  • Transaction Fees
    £17

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:

  • e.g. creating an electronic information display
  • e.g. creating a community cupboard/fridge during the winter

Total £3,770

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