Frensham Phone Box Project awarded Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Frensham Parish Council is thrilled to announce the award of a £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant for its Red Phone Box Project. The idea is to provide a new use for the three red phone boxes within the parish, by turning them into a mini-museum, a gallery and a visitor’s centre. Local people will be able to contribute ideas and memories for display, an interactive element will tell local stories, whilst visitors can learn about the area’s history and heritage.

Project leader, councillor David Fairhead said: “This generous award gives us a fantastic opportunity, not only to preserve these iconic bits of architecture, but also to give them a new use for the 21st century, so that future generations can appreciate them. Not only do they represent the best of British design, but also give us an opportunity to create something unique and special for both the community and visitors to this beautiful part of the world.”

Phone Box tops
Stuart McLeod, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund, South East England, said: “Sharing Heritage is a wonderful opportunity for communities to delve into their local heritage and we are delighted to be able to offer this grant so that The Frensham Red Phone Box Project can embark on a real journey of discovery. Heritage means such different things to different people, and HLF’s funding offers a wealth of opportunities for groups to explore and celebrate what’s important to them in their area.”

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