A phone box in Beacon which was due to be decommissioned has been saved and turned into a Swap Shop. Camborne Town Council saved the phone box which became a mobile library and then a Swap Shop by members of the village. 

The amenities team at the council spruced it up with some paint and we had some signs made from Freedom Signs to cover the telephone lettering. More donations from B&Q Camborne and Eurocell Truro ensured we could have some shelving and areas to put small items, a seed swap and a noticeboard.

Rachel Tripconey who volunteered to organise the Swap Shop said: "Myself and Luke (my partner) handed out flyers throughout all of Beacon informing people of the opening and we had a quite a few turn up!

"Only a few wanted to get in the photo but I think the photo shows the real diversity of people in Beacon who want things to happen. We had a great bit of money donated too in a collection for the defibrillator and the upkeep of the Swap Shop. The Mayor of Camborne, Zoe Fox and our local county councillor, Sally Weedon were in attendance."

The phone box opened at 1pm on Monday August 30 and will be open for use 24/7 365 days of the year. Villagers are welcome to leave anything that can be reused or rehomed, such as books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, jigsaws, plants and any bric-a-brac which may fit. We also have a seed swap box, a noticeboard and a 'small items' box which a resident is currently leaving fairy doors in which turn up in her garden.