Turn a Phone Kiosk into a free library

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Turn a Phone Kiosk into a free library

Turn a Phone Kiosk into a free library

Woodford Creative Hub By Woodford Creative Hub

Woodford Creative Hub are working on renovating an old telephone kiosk into a free library for the community. We feel we this will bring locals together with a sense of pride of what can be achieved.

Woodford Idea stage

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We have support from our local council, but we have found out that this is a Grade 2 listed Kiosk. So we will be using some of the funds for an architect to help with planning permission. The glass and paint are all from an official kiosk renovations company who have kindly offered their support and advice. Currently the labour for this mission is free, but we would also like one expert to help work on advising on the best way to renovate. We have local businesses and school's interested in supporting us as well as our local councillor who is backing our ideas. We have also spoken to Brockley society who have renovated 3 booths. All of which have been successful and had a positive impact on their community. They too have offered us advice on our journey with this Booth.

What we'll deliver:

  • Improve the tired peeling redundant kiosk
  • Make it into a functional free library for everyone to use

Why it's a great idea:

Having a free library means there are no registration fees, and no fines, it's a casual walk-in-and-browse setup. Anyone is free to take home a book, provided they bring it back or replace with another. It becomes a talking point and involves people and improves the area with a fresh painted iconic phone booth and brings it back to life.

Steps to get it done:

  • Painting the booth
  • Repairing the glass panels
  • Collecting the donated books

It's a small project that turns an old unwanted kiosk into a focal point in the community. It's about time we have more positive news and things by local people who take action and make a small difference to where they live in the world. If it makes just one person smile it will be worth it.


Location Woodford

About the space

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London Borough of Redbridge

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How will the money be spent?Total £987

labour - £250 (25%)
4 telephone signs - £244 (25%)
x3 litres red 539 paint - £137 (14%)
brushes , and cleaning materials - £100 (10%)
architect fees - £100 (10%)
1 litre of white gloss - £15 (2%)
1 litre of white primer - £12 (1%)
1 litre red oxide primer paint - £12 (1%)
x 3 K6 large toughened glass - £12 (1%)
x 2 clear silicone sealant - £7 (1%)
Other - £99 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

4 telephone signs
x3 litres red 539 paint
brushes , and cleaning materials
architect fees
1 litre of white gloss
1 litre of white primer
1 litre red oxide primer paint
x 3 K6 large toughened glass
x 2 clear silicone sealant
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT
  • 1 white acrylic sealant


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 use extra funding for wood for the inside to create shelves.

Total £987

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