Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Superman might have a problem...

Red Phone Box
...as BT are proposing the removal of 47 payphones in Waverley!

It's understandable that for commercial reasons BT see the need to reduce the number of payphones that do not cover their own costs. However, I am of the belief that, similarly to Post Offices, the government has an obligation to ensure that essential services (and by consequence not necessarily ones that are used frequently), should be maintained and available to all.

So, to the nitty gritty: two of the payphones are in our villages (click the locations to go to map of where they are:

1. Applelands Close, Wrecclesham
2. The Square, Rowledge

I'm going to pop round and double-check these, but in the meantime, please, please email me with any comments about these payphones, and material reasons why they should retained.

The letter from BT to Waverley Borough Council, states that the consultation period closes on 2nd July. If you plan to write, make sure you include the phone number of the box you're referring to, and post to

FAO Rick Thompson, Project Liaison Office
BT Payphones, PP05A23, Delta Point, Wellesley Road, Croydon CR9 2YZ

or email btp.authorisation.team@bt.com

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