D-Day looms for north Norfolk’s threatened BT payphones

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Residents in north Norfolk have until January 23 to try and save 74 public phone boxes.

BT is consulting North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) about the fate of the public payphones which it plans to remove.

The council has been asking town and parish councils for their views and has posted notices of draft decisions on each of the threatened payphones.

The notices invite the public to comment and the council is urging people to do so before it sends its final submission to BT.

At present, while a number of local councils support the removal of their payphones, many want them retained because of poor mobile reception in the area, while others want to keep the kiosk without the phone.

BT is also asking whether areas wish to join its Adopt a Kiosk scheme allowing communities to acquire the traditional red heritage phone boxes.

There are already a number of adopted phone boxes in the district, used for purposes including a local information kiosk, or to house a defibrillator.

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