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BT looks to ring the changes with unused phone boxes

British Telecom has put in applications to local authorities to remove 1,579 of the 3,394 of its remaining phone boxes across the country.

It says payphone usage has declined by 90% in the past 10 years and that many have not been used in 12 months.

The move would see the removal of almost half the phone boxes in Wales, though Tenby Council in Pembrokeshire is opposing the removal of two boxes there, saying they are still needed as not everyone has a mobile phone.

Extract from the Independent i, Page: 20 on Tuesday 11th October

Locally the web team are aware BT currently has a 90 day consultation running with regard to removal of the telephone boxes in Higher Wych and Hampton . Neither have been used in the last 12 months.

The consultation ends on 30th November so if you know anyone wanting to submit recommendations to object/adopt/agree to the removal, please contact us.

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