AN iconic red telephone kiosk in Cuddington has been given a new lease of life, by helping to save them.

Having adopted it from BT in September, Cuddington Parish Council were struggling to find a company who could donate their time helping them renovate the tired and unkept telephone kiosk in Poplar Close.

Weaver Vale Housing Trust (WVHT) were happy to offer their services and kindly agreed to renovate the kiosk immediately so that a defibrillator could be installed by Christmas.

The Parish Council held a consultation with residents in January and 89% of residents opted for the kiosk in Poplar Close, Cuddington to house a defibrillator.

Once the defibrillator was installed WVHT were keen to see the project through to its conclusion and on November 16, they returned to site to put the finishing touches to the kiosk by adding all the signage to the kiosk.

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The finishing touches are made to the iconic red telephone kiosk in Cuddington.

Parish Clerk, Julie Chrimes said: "Cuddington Parish Council are extremely grateful that WVHT have done such a fantastic job turning the instantly recognisable symbol of British history into a new lease of life and it now means the iconic red kiosk can remain a lifeline for the community.

"The defibrillator is due to go live with North West Ambulance Service within the next 14 days."

Wayne Connor from Weaver Vale Housing Trust said: "We were delighted to help Cuddington Parish Council turn an old, unkept telephone kiosk into a recognisable place for the local community to access a potentially life saving community defibrillator."

Early next year the parish council will be holding a defibrillator training seminar, should any residents be interested in attending the seminar to help with awareness and confidence should the defibrillator need to be used, please contact, Julie - Parish Clerk on 01606 852444 or email

The seminar will be free of charge and held at the Village Hall, Norley Road.