This blog documents the proposed and hopeful adoption of the Bellfield Street phone box, Portobello, Edinburgh. The kiosk is earmarked for decommissioning by British Telecom in the near future and it is hoped that Portobello Community Council will adopt it on behalf of the local community. The intention is to initally restore the phone box – an iconic example of British design – and preserve it for the community. Subsequently the aim is to convert it into “The Light Box” – by installing lights within the kiosk to illuminate images on the glass created by artists, school children or whatever the community chooses.
A small team of volunteers – Portobello residents – are being recruited to both restore the phone box and maintain it. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, or want to get involved, please fill out the form below: