The traditional red kiosk in South Bar, Banbury, Oxfordshire, was converted into the informal book exchange last summer after locals put up a set of shelves for around 40 tomes.
But now a notice has gone up from the telecoms giant warning that the library must be removed as it was worried it could injure someone. Attached to the front of the phone box, the note stated that BT was ‘concerned the books and shelving could cause injury if they were to fall.‘ The company warned residents they had until March 3rd to take down the tiny library, or ‘we’ll be obliged to remove them.‘
Hawkins Steel are delighted to offer their support to this community project. We feel that we are best placed as Banbury’s largest fabricator to step forward and offer our services and supply bespoke fabricated steel shelving that would best suit this extraordinary phone box library. We hope that the council and BT can agree a way of continuing with this project so that we can deliver on our offer of support.