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Phone Box Closure Consultation

by craigwhittall on 11 October, 2016

BT want to close 5 phone boxes in Newport Pagnell.

BT want to close 5 phone boxes in Newport Pagnell.

BT are consulting on closing a number of pay phone boxes in Milton Keynes, including five in Newport Pagnell
 
As most people have mobile phones these days the use of pay phones has dropped by 90% in the last decade, and 98% of the country has either 3G or 4G coverage.
 
The five phone boxes in Newport Pagnell due for closure are as follows, the figures in brackets are the number of times it has been used in the last year:-
 
Tickford St/Chicheley St Junction (17)
Annesley Road, near the shop (0)
Wolverton Road, near the bridge (0)
Kingfisher Centre, Green Park (15)
Shops, Wordsworth Avenue, Poets (0)
 
The consultation closes on the 4th January, 2017.
 
Are these phone boxes still needed or does everyone have a mobile phone these days? I would be interested to find out what you think so that I can respond to the consultation.