Date published: 24th October 2016

Telecommunications company BT has written to North Norfolk District Council to confirm the start of a 90-day consultation over the removal of 74 least used public payphones in the District.

BT has informed the Council it has placed consultation notices on the relevant payphones with the date they have been posted.

As part of the 90-day consultation North Norfolk District Council has been asked to consult with individual town and parish councils affected and feed those responses to BT.

The council has no role in drawing up the list of payphone services involved in the consultation.

NNDC has written to all affected town and parish councils to make them aware of the consultation and is asking for comments on the proposed removal of individual payphones within the council areas.

BT is also asking communities to feed back on whether they wish to join the ‘Adopt a Kiosk’ scheme that allows a community to acquire any of the traditional red heritage phone boxes.

North Norfolk District Council has requested town and parish councils send back comments by November 30 to allow the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee to discuss the proposed North Norfolk response at its meeting on December 14.


Last updated: 7th November 2016