This blog documents the adoption and renovation of the Bellfield Street phone box, Portobello, Edinburgh. The phone box was earmarked for decommissioning by British Telecom and Portobello Community Council adopted 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 phone box to illuminate images on the glass from artists, school children – or whatever the community chooses.
A small team of volunteers – Portobello residents – will hopefully be recruited to set about restoring the phone box, and then preserving it for future generations.