A DEFIBRILLATOR housed in a village shop is likely to be relocated to a phone box next year, Kendal town councillors heard.

Oxenholme Stores, on the village's Helmside Road, is due to close at the end of February 2020, and BT is "open to the idea" of Kendal Town Council adopting the kiosk to house the life-saving kit, members of the environment and highways committee heard.

BT would pay for the phone box to be decommissioned, glass to be replaced and seven years' electricity.

The number of calls made from the kiosk in the past year was in single figures, councillors were told.

Money to buy the defibrillator was originally raised by residents.

Similar pieces of equipment are also located nearby at Oxenholme railway station and the Station Inn pub.

Meanwhile, councillors also agreed to "reinvigorate" the 20's Plenty initiative to reduce motorists' speed and pollution.

They decided expert advice was needed and they would seek £12,000 from the council's development fund coffers.