Have your say on BT's proposals to remove some North Devon phone boxes
14 July 2020
Have your say and let us know what you think about British Telecom's (BT) plans to remove some phone boxes across North Devon.
North Devon Council is carrying out the consultation on behalf of BT to find out what local people think about the plans to remove seven phone boxes within the district which are listed on the council's website. The proposals are being put forward because of the low usage of the telephone boxes and the increasing extent of mobile coverage.
The consultation process also gives local communities the opportunity to adopt a traditional red ‘heritage’ phone box and make them a community asset. Details about how to do this can also be found on the consultation page or by visiting BT's website.
Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden, says: "We want to know what local residents think about BT's proposals to remove the phone boxes within the community, should it stay or go and why? It doesn't take long to provide your opinion and it doesn't need to be a lengthy response, it will however help us provide a picture to BT of what the people of North Devon think about their proposals."
The council is coordinating responses for BT and will respond on a case by case basis for each phone box on whether its proposed loss is agreed with, objected to or whether the community wish to adopt the phone box themselves.
Comments must be received by 6 August 2020, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (marked ‘Phone box removal’ and identifying the phone box in question) or by post to Strategic Development and Planning, North Devon Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DG.