British Telecom looking at removing over 170 phone boxes in Cornwall

British Telecom are undertaking a review and consultation on the future of over 170 phone boxes in Cornwall. If there is no good reason to keep those phone boxes on the hit-list, the likelihood is we will see them being removed.

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Is your phone box under threat?

The world of telecoms have changed with BT saying overall use of payphones has declined by over 90 per cent in the last decade and with 98% of the Country having access to 3G or 4G networks.

Many of those phone boxes listed have had no calls made to them in the last year. I was surprised by this, but this back up to what BT are saying about their usage. On one hand, you can understand why BT are looking at this again as BT looked at this about 18 months ago. On the other, having a phone box nearby is reassuring to the public and is part of the fabric of our towns and villages.

The good news is the phone boxes in Porthleven and Helston and not included in the latest hit-list. However, there are phone boxes under threat in the surrounding areas like Ashton, Cury, Manaccan, Ruan Minor, Trewennack, Porkellis and Nancegollan.

For some strange old rule it is the responsibility of the local authority to initiate the consultation process to canvas the views of the local community. These consultations will involve other public organisations such as the City, Town and Parish Councils. This is currently being undertaken.

Furthermore, BT have placed consultation notices on the relevant payphones, The consultation period will close firmly on the 16th November 2016. Full guidance on the removal process can be viewed HERE. A summary is available HERE

If your under-threat phone box is one of the traditional red ‘heritage’ phone box, the good news (if you can call losing your phone box good news) is your community can adopt it for £1. Details on how you do this can be found HERE

If you want to object with your reasons why, you should contact your local town/parish council, you Cornwall Councillor, or failing that, respond directly to  btp.authorisation.team@bt.com.  Please retain proof that the email was sent or apply a read receipt. If you would prefer to respond by post please use the following address and allow at least two days for postal delivery: BT Payphones, 4th Floor Monument, 11 – 13 Great Tower Street, London EC3R 5AQ

Now for the list of those phone boxes under-threat….

OPPOSITE LANE END COTTAGE   WASHAWAY BODMIN PL30 3AB 0
OUTSIDE HELLAND VILLAGE HALL   HELLAND BODMIN PL30 4PX 18
PCO SLADESBRIDGE  WADEBRIDGE PL27 6JF 3
PCO BODIEVE ROAD  WADEBRIDGE PL27 6EF 0
PCO WEST HILL  WADEBRIDGE PL27 7ET 76
PCO LANIVET  BODMIN PL30 5ET 134
PCO   NANSTALLON BODMIN PL30 5LA 19
PCO   ST. KEW HIGHWAY BODMIN PL30 3DP 39
PCO WATERGATE LANE ST. MABYN BODMIN PL30 3BJ 9
PCO LONGSTONE ST. MABYN BODMIN PL30 3BZ 3
PCO DELABOLE ROAD ST. TEATH BODMIN PL30 3JF 6
PCO LYTHERVA ST. TUDY BODMIN PL30 3NN 70
PCO PITYME FARM ROAD ST. MINVER WADEBRIDGE PL27 6PL 0
PCO CHURCHTOWN ST. MINVER WADEBRIDGE PL27 6QH 2
OPP LONGHOUSE LANE ROCK ROAD ROCK WADEBRIDGE PL27 6NW 62
PCO   TREBETHERICK WADEBRIDGE PL27 6SB 5
PCO   COUCHS MILL LOSTWITHIEL PL22 0NJ 4
COTT ROAD GRENVILLE ROAD  LOSTWITHIEL PL22 0EP 2
PCO   LANLIVERY BODMIN PL30 5BT 0
PCO TRELEGHTS  PORT ISAAC PL29 3TE 4
O/SREDRUTH HOS.BLOWING HS HL PENVENTON  REDRUTH TR15 1TE 54
PCO CARN BREA VILLAGE  REDRUTH TR15 3BA 0
PCO AGAR ROAD ILLOGAN HIGHWAY REDRUTH TR15 3EF 25
OPP WHEAL BASSETT COURT GLOBE SQUARE CARNKIE REDRUTH TR16 6SN 3
PCO THE GLEBE  CAMBORNE TR14 7ER 193
PCO CHAPEL HILL BREA CAMBORNE TR14 9BE 13
PCO PENWARE PARC  CAMBORNE TR14 7QR 16
PCO   KEHELLAND CAMBORNE TR14 0DD 0
O/S PLUME OF FEATHERS CARN BREA LANE POOL REDRUTH TR15 3DS 186
PCO FORE STREET ST. DAY REDRUTH TR16 5JU 21
PCO BURRAS WENDRON HELSTON TR13 0HU 4
PCO CROWAN PRAZE CAMBORNE TR14 9NB 3
PCO STATION HILL PRAZE CAMBORNE TR14 0JT 18
PCO CROWAN PRAZE CAMBORNE TR14 9NB  1
PCO NANCEGOLLAN  HELSTON TR13 0AH  4
PCO CARNHELL ROAD CARNHELL GREEN CAMBORNE TR14 0LZ  1
PCO   PENHALVEAN REDRUTH TR16 6TG  1
MEDLYN NR POKELLIS   PORKELLIS HELSTON TR13 0EQ  3
PCO CRELLOW LANE STITHIANS TRURO TR3 7BA  16
PCO   LONGDOWNS PENRYN TR10 9DL  0
O/S GPO LOWER SQUARE KILKHAMPTON BUDE EX23 9QQ 44
PCO   SHOP BUDE EX23 9SL 1
PCO CROSSTOWN MORWENSTOW BUDE EX23 9SR 0
PCO WEST WEEK CLOSE WEEK ST. MARY HOLSWORTHY EX22 6XQ 0
CLEVELANDS/ STRATTON ROAD  BUDE EX23 8AQ 1
PCO BUSH STRATTON BUDE EX23 9LA 6
PCO BANGORS POUNDSTOCK BUDE EX23 0DS 0
GILLAN BUS TERMINAL ST. ANTHONY MANACCAN HELSTON TR12 6JW 0
PCO WHITE CROSS CURY HELSTON TR12 7BH 1
PCO PARC AN MANNS MAWNAN SMITH FALMOUTH TR11 5EU 52
PCO IN ST JUST LANE ST. JUST IN ROSELAND TRURO TR2 5HY 5
BUS SHELTER   RUAN MINOR HELSTON TR12 7JL 11
PCO TREVERBYN ROAD  FALMOUTH TR11 5BS 41
PCO ACACIA ROAD  FALMOUTH TR11 2JZ 11
PCO TREWINCE LANE PORT NAVAS FALMOUTH TR11 5RH 0
PCO TRENOWETH MABE BURNTHOUSE PENRYN TR10 9JJ 1
PCO   TREWENNACK HELSTON TR13 0PH 1
PCO PARC ASKELL CLOSE GUNWALLOE HELSTON TR12 7QA 3
PCO TREVENEN  HELSTON TR13 0NF 0
PCO VICTORY ROAD NORTH TAMERTON HOLSWORTHY EX22 6RY 59
PCO 1PCO LANREATH LOOE PL13 2NX 55
PCO HORNINGTOPS  LISKEARD PL14 3PR 3
UAX   WIDEGATES LOOE PL13 1QB 2
PCO PLAYING FIELD TERRACE DULOE LISKEARD PL14 4PG 5
(LANSALLOS VILLAGE) LANSALLOS STREET POLPERRO LOOE PL13 2QU 0
PCO TALLAND VIEW KILLIGARTH LOOE PL13 2JQ 0
CHAPPLE CAR PARK   TREGADILLETT LAUNCESTON PL15 7EX 1
VILLAGE GREEN LAWHITTON  LAUNCESTON PL15 9NQ 3
OLDWIT ROAD   SOUTH PETHERWIN LAUNCESTON PL15 7JA 0
PCO WARBSTOW CROSS  LAUNCESTON PL15 8TZ 2
SPO CANWORTHY WATER  LAUNCESTON PL15 8UW 0
SPO ROUGHTOR VIEW MAXWORTHY LAUNCESTON PL15 8LZ 6
HIGHER LARRICK TREBULLETT TREBULLETT LAUNCESTON PL15 9QH 0
NORTH PETHERWIN   PETHERWIN GATE LAUNCESTON PL15 8LW 3
PCO 1PCO THE ROW FIVE LANES LAUNCESTON PL15 7RX 0
A30 REST AREA   LEWANNICK LAUNCESTON PL15 7QN 0
PCO HERODSFOOT  LISKEARD PL14 4QY 4
TREVELMOND DOBWALLS  LISKEARD PL14 4LZ 0
PCO TREVECCA COTTAGES  LISKEARD PL14 6RH 58
PCO   MERRYMEET LISKEARD PL14 3LP 2
PCO   COMMON MOOR LISKEARD PL14 6EP 5
PCO CROWS NEST CROWS NEST LISKEARD PL14 5JQ 3
A390 STEPHENS ROAD  LISKEARD PL14 3SX 9
OPP POST OFFICE THE GLEBE ST. MELLION SALTASH PL12 6RF 5
O/S RILLA MILL TELE EXCH   RILLA MILL CALLINGTON PL17 7NT 58
OUTSIDE POST OFFICE   MINIONS LISKEARD PL14 5LE 11
HENWOOD   RILLA MILL CALLINGTON PL17 7NT 0
PCO   UPTON CROSS LISKEARD PL14 5AX 23
PCO   BRAY SHOP CALLINGTON PL17 8PZ 2
ON THE VILLAGE GREEN HIGHERTOWN STOKE CLIMSLAND CALLINGTON PL17 8NZ 8
PCO HIGHERTOWN STOKE CLIMSLAND CALLINGTON PL17 8NZ 0
PCO TREKENNER  LAUNCESTON PL15 9PT 0
PCO   HIGHER DOWNGATE CALLINGTON PL17 8HJ 0
PCO   LUCKETT CALLINGTON PL17 8NN 0
PCO BOWLING GREEN  CALLINGTON PL17 8DY 0
PCO   GOLBERDON CALLINGTON PL17 7ND 0
PCO STATION ROAD KELLY BRAY CALLINGTON PL17 8ER 27
PCO HOLYWELL ROAD CUBERT NEWQUAY TR8 5EY 85
PCO KENS MEADOW HOLYWELL BAY NEWQUAY TR8 5PT 512
PCO EDGCUMBE AVENUE  NEWQUAY TR7 2NW 55
OPP TRAVELLERS REST B3276 TREVARIAN TREVARRIAN NEWQUAY TR8 4AH 0
PCO TRENCREEK ROAD TRENCREEK NEWQUAY TR8 4NR 18
NEAR LAYBY LANE LANE NEWQUAY TR8 4QB 35
PCO KESTLE MILL KESTLE MILL NEWQUAY TR8 4PJ 2
JNCTN TREVENSON RD HENVER ROAD  NEWQUAY TR7 3BJ 158
PCO   ROSENANNON BODMIN PL30 5PJ 4
PCO FAIR STREET  ST. COLUMB TR9 6RL 104
PCO TREGONETHA  ST. COLUMB TR9 6JW 0
OPP POST OFFICE ADJ FORE ST   POLGOOTH ST. AUSTELL PL26 7BP 31
O/S NO 14 ELIZABETH ROAD  ST. AUSTELL PL25 4RG 84
PCO CLARENCE ROAD  ST. AUSTELL PL25 5NJ 0
NEAR JUNCT HAZEL CLOSE PHERNYSSICK ROAD  ST. AUSTELL PL25 3UA 17
JUNCT MOUNT CHARLES RD PORTHPEAN ROAD  ST. AUSTELL PL25 4PJ 63
JCN PAR LANE HARBOUR ROAD  PAR PL24 2BB 2
PCO BEACH ROAD CARLYON BAY ST. AUSTELL PL25 3PQ 71
PCO LANDREATH PLACE ST. BLAZEY PAR PL24 2JX 64
PCO STATION ROAD ST. BLAZEY PAR PL24 2NF 449
PCO MIDDLEWAY ST. BLAZEY PAR PL24 2JH 9
PCO PARK ROAD  FOWEY PL23 1EB 72
SPO POLMASSICK  ST. AUSTELL PL26 6HA 0
PCO RICE LANE GORRAN HAVEN ST. AUSTELL PL26 6JF 69
PCO   CARBIS ST. AUSTELL PL26 8LA 164
PCO CARNSMERRY BUGLE ST. AUSTELL PL26 8PX 115
ENTRANCE TO ROCKWENNA FARM ST DENNIS  ST. AUSTELL PL26 8EE 0
PCO THE GREEN PROBUS TRURO TR2 4LP 66
O/S LADOCK POST OFFICE LADOCK  TRURO TR2 4PH 51
PCO LANSDOWNE PLACE  PENZANCE TR18 4QB 198
DRIFT VILLAGE   LOWER DRIFT PENZANCE TR19 6AA 0
PCO PLAIN AN GWARRY  MARAZION TR17 0DR 4
PAUL CHURCH TRUNGLE PAUL PENZANCE TR19 6UB 6
PCO   LAMORNA PENZANCE TR19 6BQ 35
PCO WHITECROSS  PENZANCE TR20 8DT 0
PCO CHURCHTOWN ROAD GWITHIAN HAYLE TR27 5BX 76
PCO VENTONLEAGUE ROW  HAYLE TR27 4EJ 10
PCO ANGARRACK LANE CONNOR DOWNS HAYLE TR27 5JF 2
PCO SEA LANE  HAYLE TR27 4DU 13
PCO CONNOR HILL CONNOR DOWNS HAYLE TR27 5DW 71
TRESCOWE   GERMOE LANE GERMOE PENZANCE TR20 9QY 0
PCO FORE STREET ASHTON HELSTON TR13 9RW 2
PCO TRESOWES ASHTON HELSTON TR13 9SY 3
PCO CARNYORTH ST. JUST PENZANCE TR19 7QD 9
OPP HALESTOWN INN HALSETOWN HALSETOWN ST. IVES TR26 3NA 0
SPO   PORTHCURNO ST. LEVAN PENZANCE TR19 6JY 279
PCO   TOWNSHEND HAYLE TR27 6AF 20
PCO CHAPEL ROAD LEEDSTOWN HAYLE TR27 6BA 49
PCO PILGRIMS WAY FRADDAM HAYLE TR27 6EJ 1
PCO LITTLE TRETHEWEY ESTATE ST. LEVAN PENZANCE TR19 6LW 0
PCO KING STREET MILLBROOK TORPOINT PL10 1AP 89
JUNCTION ST STEVENS RD MULBERRY ROAD  SALTASH PL12 4NW 109
GEFFERY MEMORIAL HALL FORE STREET LANDRAKE SALTASH PL12 5DZ 14
PCO DELAWARE ROAD  GUNNISLAKE PL18 9AS 45
PCO WEST DOWN ROAD  DELABOLE PL33 9DT 2
HELSTONE POST OFFICE   HELSTONE CAMELFORD PL32 9RL 0
PCO JACOBSTOW  BUDE EX23 0BP 6
PCO   HALLWORTHY CAMELFORD PL32 9SH 20
FORECOURT   MARSHGATE CAMELFORD PL32 9YN 2
PCO TRELAKE LANE TREKNOW TINTAGEL PL34 0EW 96
PCO   TREWARMETT TINTAGEL PL34 0EU 24
OUTSIDE CHY AN MOR CONSTANTINE BAY  PADSTOW PL28 8JQ 376
PCO O/S FARMERS ARMS CAR PARK ST. MERRYN PADSTOW PL28 8NA 0
PCO TRELAWNEY ROAD  PADSTOW PL28 8EQ 4
PCO   LITTLE PETHERICK WADEBRIDGE PL27 7QT 6
PCO UPLAND CRESCENT  TRURO TR1 1LU 12
PCO REDANNICK LANE  TRURO TR1 2DF 0
HIGHERTOWN TRESAWLS ROAD  TRURO TR1 3LD 172
PCO TRELANDER HIGHWAY  TRURO TR1 1PE 274
PCO MALABAR ROAD  TRURO TR1 3NX 230
PCO PERRANWELL ROAD GOONHAVERN TRURO TR4 9JL 130
SPO TREVELLAS  ST. AGNES TR5 0XT 0
PCO MOUNT GEORGE ROAD FEOCK TRURO TR3 6QX 1
SPO BISSOE  TRURO TR4 8SS 0
PCO HOLYWELL ROAD PLAYING PLACE TRURO TR3 6EP 8