Dear Councillors,

Second Consultation on BT programme of intended public payphone removals

The first consultation on British Telecom’s proposals to remove a number of phone callboxes from Swindon Borough has now ended. Swindon Borough Council has considered the future of each of the callboxes, reflecting on a number of different factors such as location, level of use and the responses from residents, Parish and Ward councillors and community groups. Please find attached the Council’s First Notification as required under section 49(4) of the Communications Act 2003.

With respect to the payphone callbox(es) within your parish we would like to make the following recommendation(s):

Telephone number Address Recommendation Notes & Reason for objection
1793740448 – Red Heritage Castleview Road Agree to removal

Ofcom Regulations require Swindon Borough Council to carry out a second, 30 day, consultation on their recommendations and we would therefore be grateful if you would:

  • publicise our proposed recommendations amongst local residents encouraging them to forward any responses to yourselves or to SBC (using the contact details below), and
  • consider the proposed recommendation as a Council and inform SBC of any comments you wish to make in response.

We will also be putting the details of this consultation on the SBC website as soon as possible. All responses must be submitted by the final day of this consultation period, 26 February 2020.
Your assistance and participation with this issue is much appreciated.

Yours faithfully

Alice Bates
Planning Policy