Date published: 13th February 2017

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

The notification setting out the decision 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 and further public representation was invited.

Of the 74 less-used public telephones included in the BT consultation, one phone box was removed from consideration due to being in the wrong location for this consultation. Out of the remaining 73 phone boxes, communities decided to adopt 19 under the Adopt-a-Kiosk scheme, 28 agreed to removal of the phone and phone box, and 26 objected to BT’s proposal to remove the facility.

Many parish or town council objections to removal cited poor mobile phone reception.

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

You can view both the notification and the individual payphone decisions.


Last updated: 11th October 2017