In 2010 the Town Council where approached by British Telecom as one of their red telephone boxes within the Dalton Parish was being offered for adoption, the only alternative to adoption was for it to be removed by British Telecom. The telephone box at Newton has been there for a longer than anyone can remember but had only accepted phone cards for some time due to lack of use by the public. In common with red telephone boxes nationally, this one had become a part of the landscape and would have been missed had it been removed.
After consideration Councillors agreed to adopt the kiosk and asked for suggestions for uses once refurbished. Once the official adoption paperwork was completed a contractor commenced work on repainting and installing shelving and the telephone box is now a well used mini book exchange stocked with books and magazines donated by people from Newton Village, the only one within the Dalton and Newton boundary.