Uckfield Town Council is in the process of buying the red telephone box outside the town’s station car park.
Once the sale is complete the council plans to make the telephone box safe, arrange for it to be lowered from its plinth and moved to a more central location while its future use is considered.
Red telephone boxes in other parts of the country have housed noticeboards, small libraries, defibrillators, visitor/tourist information, miniature art galleries, postcards for sale and ATM cash machines.
One suggestion for the location of the box, included in a report going to the town council’s general purposes committee which meets on Monday, is on land next to the old Post Office in the High Street where there are currently two disused, more modern, telephone boxes.
A report to councillors says: “We are awaiting confirmation from Openreach as to whether these are due to be removed. Town councillors may have other ideas or suggested locations which would be suitable and practical for visitors and residents.”
Councillors are being asked to consider a suitable location for the ‘iconic’ red telephone box once purchased and to consider a suitable use for it.