An iconic red telephone box has been transformed into an information point.
Volunteers from Torksey Action Group have renovated the inside of a village phone box to use as an information centre and communication point.
Cllr. Stuart Kinch, ward member for Torksey, chose to support the project using £225 of his allowance from the Councillor Initiative Fund.
West Lindsey District Council provides the funding to allow all 37 district councillors an allocation of £4,000 to spend over two years on projects in their ward. This can be divided up between several good causes.
Mrs. Ann Close, from Torksey Action Group said: “We are thrilled to have received this funding from Cllr Kinch, it has really given us the chance to get our idea up and running.
“The phone box has been put to good use, and will be the information hub of the village.
“When we mentioned to Torksey Parish Council what we were intending to do, they kindly offered to pay for the outside to be painted. A contribution was also made by a local business.”
Cllr. Kinch has also helped the Torksey croquet club. A grant of £300 was allocated to assist them to buy a portable shelter for spectators and players.
The club which started last summer, already has 15 members and they play on the village green, which has no shelter.
Mr. Kevin Connelly from Acacia Avenue, Torksey, said: “We are highly delighted to have received this money.
“It means that we have been able to buy a very sturdy cover, and we can lift the sides on a sunny day.
“Hopefully having this shelter will mean that we can encourage more players and spectators to come to the club.”
Cllr. Kinch was delighted the Councillor Initiative Fund is being put to good use.
He said: “Allocating funds through councillors is the most cost efficient way to the tax payer to distribute funds to local causes. With this system we are not bogged down with bureaucracy and unnecessary wages which dilutes the moneys received to those good causes.
“These are two great examples and it has renovated the old phone booth in Torksey to an information centre and the helped the Torksey croquet club.”
The croquet club is one eight social groups that has been set up in Torksey, since the parish plan was produced 18 months ago.