Stroud Town Council would like to hear people’s views on the proposed removal of four phone boxes, or if community groups would like to ‘adopt’ them.
BT is proposing to remove the phone boxes at Folly Lane/Thompson Road, Bisley Road, Farmhill Lane/Paganhill Lane and Parliament Street as they have had very little use over a significant period.
In 2012, the Town Council supported a residents’ group to adopt a phone box in Summer Street.
“We would like to hear from local groups that may be interested in adopting any of the phone boxes for community projects,” said Town Clerk Helen Bojaniwska. “Please contact us before the closing date with your ideas.”
Please email Sheral Gardner or call 01453 762817 – closing date 2nd December 2019.
The use of public payphones has declined by over 90 per cent in the last decade. The need to provide payphones for use in emergency situations is diminishing, with at least 98 per cent of the UK having either 3G or 4G coverage. As long as there is network coverage, it’s now possible to call the emergency service, even when there is no credit or no coverage from your own mobile provider.