FANCY a read? Then head down to Oake's telephone box.

Villagers bought the box, usually used for the traditional method of making phone calls, and converted it into a library for others to enjoy.

People have donated around 250 books to fill the shelves, and one admirer of the imaginative idea is pleased that it's been a big hit.

David Roots, of the parish council, told the County Gazette: “I think everyday somebody goes there so it's very well used. It all goes on trust really, there's no procedure and we're quite lucky because, touch wood, there hasn't been any damage or vandalism to it.

“People go down there and take a book, read it and take it back. It's full at the moment with all the books people have taken down so it's great.”

A DIAMOND Jubilee tree will be planted at the village hall field at 10am on April 21, the Queen's birthday.

Refreshments are available and all are welcome.