Proposed BT public payphones removals

Published Wednesday, 26 October 2016

BT is proposing to remove 29 public payphones within the East Northamptonshire district. Details of the payphones which they wish to remove can be found here:

Telephone Number

Address

Post Code

Number of calls made in last 12 months

01536 330664

WOODFORD RD/THRAPSTON RD GREAT ADDINGTON KETTERING

NN14 4BJ

2

01536 373232

HIGH STREET BRIGSTOCK KETTERING

NN14 3HA

5

01527 747266

MAIN STREET WAKERLEY OAKHAM

LE15 8PA

0

01780 450221

NR VILLAGE HALL MAIN STREET LAXTON CORBY

NN17 3AT

3

01780 450230

DEENETHORPE CORBY

NN17 3EP

0

01780 470318

MAIN STREET WOODNEWTON PETERBOROUGH

PE8 5EB

0

01780 763356

WESTFIELDS EASTON ON THE HILL STAMFORD

PE9 3LY

20

01780 782442

THE DROVE/APETHORPE ROAD NASSINGTON PETERBOROUGH

PE8 6QT

1

01780 782544

PARKWAY NASSINGTON PETERBOROUGH

PE8 6QE

1

01832 226307

TANSOR PETERBOROUGH

PE8 5HN

0

01832 272313

STOKE DOYLE PETERBOROUGH

PE8 5TJ

0

01832 272276

GLAPTHORN ROAD OUNDLE PETERBOROUGH

PE8 4PT

0

01832 274130

NR VICARAGE MAIN STREET SOUTHWICK PETERBOROUGH

PE8 5BL

0

01832 720208

MAIN STREET ALDWINCLE KETTERING

NN14 3EP

8

01832 720212

WIGSTHORPE PETERBOROUGH

PE8 5SE

0

01832 720267

MAIN STREET CLOPTON KETTERING

NN14 3DZ

0

01832 720627

MAIN STREET ACHURCH PETERBOROUGH

PE8 5SL

79

01832 720637

PILTON PETERBOROUGH

PE8 5SN

0

01832 732864

HUNTINGDON ROAD THRAPSTON KETTERING

NN14 4NJ

48

01832 733006

O/S LIBRARY HIGH STREET THRAPSTON KETTERING

NN14 4JJ

2

01832 733117

MAIN STREET SUDBOROUGH KETTERING

NN14 3BX

6

01933 311020

GRAFTON ROAD RUSHDEN

NN10 0HT

0

01933 311037

HIGH STREET SOUTH RUSHDEN

NN10 0LZ

28

01933 311061

VINE HILL DRIVE HIGHAM FERRERS RUSHDEN

NN10 8EF

1

01933 311108

IRCHESTER RD/WEST CRESCENT RUSHDEN

NN10 9RA

184

01933 311144

NEWTON RD/COURT ESTATE AVENUE ROAD RUSHDEN

NN10 0SN

0

01933 353736

HOVE ROAD RUSHDEN

NN10 0JB

71

01933 461017

OPP CHURCH HIGH STREET STANWICK WELLINGBOROUGH

NN9 6QA

3

01933 650411

HIGH STREET WEST IRTHLINGBOROUGH WELLINGBOROUGH

NN9 5TN

408

BT has consulted with East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) and has asked for comments on their proposal.  As part of this consultation process, BT and ENC would like the views of residents as to whether they wish to support or object the removal of these payphones, or whether local communities wish to adopt the box themselves.  Local communities now have the opportunity to adopt traditional red “heritage” boxes to make them an asset that local people can enjoy.  It is a relatively simple process and costs just £1. Details of how to adopt a payphone can be found here.

If you would like to make a comment please e-mail planning@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk or write to Planning Services, ENC, Cedar Drive, Thrapston NN14 4LZ.  Please title your emails 'BT payphone consultation' and get them to us by 29 November 2016.  Our response to BT will be made on a case by case basis, so you can comment on one or several of the payphones which are subject to the consultation process.  Our response will include whether the proposed removal of the phone box is agreed, objected to (with reasons for the objection) or whether the community wish to adopt the phone box themselves. 

If you intend to adopt a local phone box please let us know using the contact details shown above.

BT state that overall use of payphones has declined by over 90% in the last decade and the need to provide payphones for use in emergency situation is diminishing all the time, with at least 98% of the UK having either 3G or 4G coverage.  This is important because as long as there is network coverage, it is now possible to call the emergency services, even when there is no credit or no coverage from your own mobile provider.

You may also wish to consider the recent Ofcom affordability report which found that most people do not view payphones as essential for most consumers in most circumstances:

You can also view full guidance on the removal process.

A summary is also available to read.

The guidance also details the appeal process we must follow in case of unreasonable objections.

The council’s initial response required by BT will be available to view at a later date.

 

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