‘World’s smallest nightclub’
Kingsbridge could find itself in the Guinness World Record book if the council goes ahead with the plans
Councillors in Kingsbridge are discussing the possibility of transforming an abandoned BT phone box into a tiny nightclub.
Kingsbridge Town Council spoke excitedly about the possibility of turning the red phone box on Fore Street outside the police station into what could be the world’s smallest nightclub.
The proposal, by Mayor Chris Povey, includes ideas including of blacking out the windows, putting sticky fly trap paper on the floor, fitting some strobe lighting, a disco ball and a sound system into the small space.
Councillors even spoke about the idea of having a bright neon sign outside the club to make sure people see the attraction.
The mayor said that it could be seen as ‘daft’, but believed that it could help to bring some publicity to the town.
The council agreed that this would probably only be a temporary idea for the telephone box.
The red telephone box measures around 3ft square, so the nightclub would only be able to fit one or two partygoers at a time.
The mayor did some research about the idea, and found that a small mobile nightclub in Rotherham is in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The world’s smallest mobile nightclub opened its door at the Rotherham Carnival last year, measuring just 6.7ft high, 3ft wide and 5ft deep.
Called ‘Club 28’, the world record holding nightclub has a maximum capacity of six dancers and one DJ.
It has a professional-quality sound system with two turntables, a dance floor, lighting and even its own door staff outside.
The telephone box nightclub would be smaller than the current record holder, with roughly a 3ft square space to dance, so if successful the club in Kingsbridge could set a new world record.
Councillors recognised that the phone box is not in an ideal location, and it would take something exciting to encourage residents and tourists to go further up the hill.
A variety of different possibilities were discussed for the phone box including an information point, a display area for primary school artwork, an exhibition space for local artists or even a selfie box.
Cllr Philip Cole suggested the possibility of growing plants out of the phone box to tie in with Kingsbridge in Bloom and the railway display at the quay.
The mayor said the idea would have to be ‘right out there’ to make it an exciting part of the town before councillors agreed to try for the smallest mobile nightclub.
The town council adopted the phone box from BT to save it from destruction, but are unable to do anything with it until BT cut the line.