The village of Tollard Royal now has its very own ‘Tardis’ after taking BT up on their offer to sell the public telephone box to them for £1.00. The children of the village came up with the name and ideas for what the phone box should provide for the community and with full support from the Parish Council their project was launched.

Volunteers painted the phone box and Hillmeadow Garden Services kindly donated materials and time to improve access to it. Signrite helped out with the new signage and Salisbury Glass replaced the damaged glass.

Inside the phone box you can now find a community notice board along with shelves for a book exchange.  Maps of local walks can also be discovered along with information for local refreshments stops in the area.  The shelving unit has been especially made by Churchview Joinery Ltd who fitted them for free. A large waterproof map has been specially created by Aqua3Maps, framed for us by Churchview Joinery Ltd.

The main feature in the phone box is a defibrillator that has been purchased from the charity Community HeartBeat.  Villagers are being trained to use it and with Tollard Royal being 17 miles from Salisbury Hospital they hope it will help to save someone's life if an emergency occurs.

The project has also been generously supported by two businesses, Wessex Internet and Vonage who have been working together to make dialing the emergency services possible with a Wi-Fi hotspot and a VOIP phone installed in the Tollard Tardis.  BT is still providing the electricity to the phone box.

Other local businesses including Ashcombe Estate, Rushmore Estate, Tollard Park Equestrian Centre, Park Cottage Stables and several villagers contributed very generously to enable this project to happen.

The phone box was officially opened on 11th June at the Village Party for the Queens 90th Birthday. Jose Green the Unitary Councillor for Fovant and Chalke Valley declared the project open.

Jose said “community involvement in making projects such as the Tollard Tardis come alive help create healthy vibrant communities. Rural communities are very good at finding local innovative solutions that meet a local need. Having a defibrillator so close to hand will help support the emergency services.”

For more information contact Clerk to the Parish Council:-

Susan Cheeseman -



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