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Date published: 21st December 2016

As part of a consultation by telecommunications company BT into the removal of less-used payphones across the district, NNDC has released its draft response.

The notification setting out the draft has been drawn up following receipt of comments from parish and town councils. These were reported to the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee on December 14.

The Council is now inviting further public representation on its published draft response by Monday January 23, 2017. NNDC will then send its final submission to BT.

NNDC has posted details of individual draft decisions in each of the payphones included in the consultation. These notices also invite the public to comment and the Council encourages residents to have your say.

BT has also asked 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. There are ‘adopted’ phone boxes within the district that are used for such purposes as a local information kiosk or to house a defibrillator.

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

The notification can be found here with the individual payphone draft decisions here.


Last updated: 12th October 2017