South Gloucestershire Council is consulting on BT’s proposed removal of 93 payphones in South Gloucestershire.
The removal concerns those phone boxes identified as unnecessary, whilst retaining public payphones that are either still in use or have been categorised as providing a social need. The list of phone boxes being considered for removal can be found in the full consultation document on their webpage for this consultation:
This consultation process also gives local communities the opportunity to adopt a traditional red ‘heritage’ phone box, and make them an asset that local people can enjoy. This costs £1.00 and can be done on the following webpage:
Find out more and have your say. South Gloucestershire Council would like to hear everyone’s views.
The consultation period for any comments is open between 12th October 2016 and 7th November 2016.
After 7th November 2016, SGC will issue an initial decision on the removal of phone boxes, which they will open to further consultation for 4 weeks, before considering responses and issuing a final decision to BT on 15th December 2016.
The consultation document and online survey can be found on their webpage: https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/BTPhonebox/consultationHome
You can contact SGC through any of the following methods:
· Complete the online survey
· Write to: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EETT, South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research & Consultation Team, BT Phonebox, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BRISTOL, BS15 9TR.
· Phone: 01454868154