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Payphone Removal – DEADLINE DATE FOR RESPONSE: 20 AUGUST 2020

We have received notice that BT propose to remove a payphone in Haslington. However, you have the opportunity to make representations against this.

The phone is identified as:

1101270582420O/S 6 PCO1 OAKLAND AVENUE HASLINGTON CREWECW1  5PB

If you would like us to object to this please contact Haslington PC Vice Chair Iain Goodwin (iain_goodwin@sky.com)

Message from BT:

Why do we want to remove payphones?Overall use of payphones has declined by over 90 per cent in the last decade and the need to provide payphones for use in emergency situations is diminishing all the time, with at least 98 per cent of the UK having mobile coverage.  This is important because as long as there is mobile network coverage, it’s possible to call the emergency services, even when there is no coverage from your own mobile network provider. Also, Ofcom’s affordability report found that most people no longer view payphones as essential for consumers in most circumstances.

One Comment

  1. Connie Davis
    Connie Davis August 9, 2020

    Would it be at all possible if this could be used as a min-library or somewhere to put plants for others to take for their gardens? During the very recent lockdown which some are still adhering to, there was a small “library” set up by one of the residents and this was extremely well received and used, both for donating and swapping books.We have also had a surge in gardening during the same period and it would be ideal for those enthusiasts who have perhaps been very liberal with their seeds, to pass along their surplus seedlings for others to grow on.

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