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Proposed British Telecom (BT) public payphone removals

Proposed British Telecom (BT) public payphone removals - 90 Day Consultation period ends: 4th December 2016

There are currently 47 public payphones in your area which have been identified and proposed for removal by BT under the 90-day consultation process and details of these payphones are shown below.

We are required to initiate a consultation exercise in which local communities will have the opportunity to adopt a traditional red ‘heritage’ phone box and make them an asset that local people can enjoy.  It’s really simple to do and it costs just £1, for further information please visit:    

http://business.bt.com/phone-services/payphone-services/adopt-a-kiosk/

As part of the consultation process, BT wants to hear your views on these proposed removals, the Council is responsible for coordinating consultation responses, and we will respond to BT on a case by case basis (whether the proposed loss of the phone box is agreed, objected to or whether the community wish to adopt the box themselves). If you wish to contact the Council regarding this, please email us at: BTConsultation@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

Overall use of payphones has declined by over 90 per cent in the last decade and the need to provide payphones for use in emergency situations is diminishing all the time, with at least 98 per cent of the UK having either 3G or 4G coverage.  This is important because as long as there is network coverage, it’s now possible to call the emergency services, even when there is no credit or no coverage from your own mobile provider. Please see below table of proposed phone boxes to be removed, detailing call volume in the last 12 months:

Telephone Number

Address

Post Code

Number of calls in last 12 months

01379783364

PCO1 HIGH STREET GISLINGHAM EYE

IP23 8HS

2

01473830211

PCO1 IPSWICH ROAD CLAYDON IPSWICH

IP6  0AR

11

01379783377

PCO1 EYE ROAD YAXLEY EYE

IP23 8BL

0

01728860307

PCO1 EYE ROAD KENTON STOWMARKET

IP14 6JJ

0

01728628341

PCO1 THE STREET BEDINGFIELD EYE

IP23 7LQ

0

01728628221

PCO1 SHOP STREET WORLINGWORTH WOODBRIDGE

IP13 7HX

3

01473890220

PCO1 DEBENHAM ROAD CROWFIELD IPSWICH

IP6  9TD

0

01473830655

PCO1 PHILLIPPS ROAD BARHAM IPSWICH

IP6  0AZ

0

01473830421

PCO1 LORAINE WAY BRAMFORD IPSWICH

IP8  4NA

0

01473741171

PCO1 THE STREET BRAMFORD IPSWICH

IP8  4DU

1

01473658445

PCO1 THE STREET GREAT BRICETT IPSWICH

IP7  7DH

0

01473658315

PCO 333315 FISKE PIGHTLE WILLISHAM IPSWICH

IP8  4SN

1

01449781425

PCO1 STONHAM ROAD COTTON STOWMARKET

IP14 4RG

0

01449781348

PCO1 BROAD ROAD BACTON STOWMARKET

IP14 4NB

0

01449781295

PCO1 RECTORY ROAD WYVERSTONE STOWMARKET

IP14 4SH

0

01449781219

PCO1 SHOP GREEN BACTON STOWMARKET

IP14 4LG

2

01449766422

PCO1 A 140 SOUTHBOUND MENDLESHAM STOWMARKET

IP14 3VV

0

01449766211

PCO1 MILL ROAD MENDLESHAM STOWMARKET

IP14 5TA

3

01449760243

PCO1 NORWICH ROAD CREETING ST. MARY IPSWICH

IP6  8PB

0

01449736480

PCO1 HARLESTON CORNER HARLESTON STOWMARKET

IP14 3HR

1

01449736467

PCO1 BUXHALL STOWMARKET

IP14 3DJ

0

01449736361

PCO1 GEDDING ROAD DRINKSTONE BURY ST. EDMUNDS

IP30 9TF

0

01449736355

PCO1 HIGH TOWN GREEN RATTLESDEN BURY ST. EDMUNDS

IP30 0SX

0

01449736207

PCO1 EDMUNDS ROAD BUXHALL STOWMARKET

IP14 3DT

0

01449720350

PCO1 BARKING ROAD NEEDHAM MARKET IPSWICH

IP6  8EN

2

01449711372

PCO1 STONHAM ROAD MICKFIELD STOWMARKET

IP14 5LR

0

01449711305

PCO1 NORWICH ROAD LITTLE STONHAM STOWMARKET

IP14 5JT

0

01449711297

PCO1 MILL GREEN STONHAM ASPAL STOWMARKET

IP14 6DA

0

01449711231

PCO1 THE STREET STONHAM ASPAL STOWMARKET

IP14 6AF

0

01449711211

PCO1 MIDDLEWOOD WAY FORWARD GREEN STOWMARKET

IP14 5ES

0

01449613160

PCO1 FINNINGHAM ROAD OLD NEWTON STOWMARKET

IP14 4EG

0

01449612810

PCO1 OAK CLOSE GREAT FINBOROUGH STOWMARKET

IP14 3AF

0

01449612713

PCO1 LOWER ROAD ONEHOUSE STOWMARKET

IP14 3BX

0

01449612556

PCO1 BURY ROAD STOWMARKET

IP14 1PD

22

01449612487

PCO1 MOATS TYE COMBS STOWMARKET

IP14 2EY

0

01379898446

PCO1 THE STREET REDGRAVE DISS

IP22 1RY

0

01379870925

PCO1 CASTLETON WAY EYE

IP23 7BH

0

01379783297

PCO1 LITTLE GREEN BURGATE DISS

IP22 1QE

2

01379740216

PCO1 THE COMMON STUSTON DISS

IP21 4AB

0

01379678368

PCO1 THE STREET STOKE ASH EYE

IP23 7EW

0

01379678221

PCO 221 FEN VIEW THORNDON EYE

IP23 7JW

1

01379586353

PCO1 THE STREET WEYBREAD DISS

IP21 5TL

1

01359270415

PCO1 WOODLAND CLOSE THURSTON BURY ST. EDMUNDS

IP31 3RR

0

01359270332

PCO1 THE STREET DRINKSTONE BURY ST. EDMUNDS

IP30 9SX

0

01359250241

PCO1 DISS ROAD WATTISFIELD DISS

IP22 1NJ

1

01359240479

PCO1 WETHERDEN ROAD ELMSWELL BURY ST. EDMUNDS

IP30 9DF

0

01359230383

PCO1 BARTON ROAD THURSTON BURY ST. EDMUNDS

IP31 3PG

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

 http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/affordability/affordability_report.pdf

On the 14th March 2006 the Office of Communications (Ofcom) published a statement following their 2005 review of universal service in the Telecommunications market, which includes a requirement for payphone provision to meet reasonable needs. Part of that statement amended our obligations with regard to the removal of payphone service -

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/uso/uso_statement/

Full guidance on the removal process can be viewed at: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/uso/statement/removals.pdf

and a summary is available at:

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/uso/statement/removing_callboxes.pdf

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

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