BT earmarks red phoneboxes for removal in Kettering borough

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BT has earmarked 18 phoneboxes which it wants to remove from the borough of Kettering.

The company says the phoneboxes are all underused, and with mobile phone coverage ever increasing it now wants to cut the number of available payphones.

Seven of the earmarked phoneboxes have not been used in the past year, with usage of many others in single figures.

Of the 18 proposed to be removed, 10 are traditional red phoneboxes.

The full list of those proposed for removal and how many times they have been used in the past 12 months is:

Grafton Underwood (1)

Grafton Road, Cranford St Andrew (1)

Station Road, Rushton (2)

Orton (2)

Junction of Barton Road and Woodland Avenue, Barton Seagrave (0)

Cranford Road, Burton Latimer (22)

Opposite Moat Farm, Little Oakley (0)

Newton (4)

Junction of Rockingham Road and Cotswold Avenue, Kettering (15)

The Square, Thorpe Malsor (0)

Outside Montague Club, Weekley (9)

Main Street, Warkton (0)

Polwell Lane, Barton Seagrave (19)

Havelock Street, Desborough (0)

Isham Road, Pytchley (1)

Wellingborough Road, Broughton (0)

Bridle Way, Cransley (3)

Ashley Road, Stoke Albany (0)

Local communities can ‘adopt’ traditional red phoneboxes for £1.

Further details on how to do that can be found here.

Kettering Council will meet on Monday (November 28) to discuss the removals and respond to the consultation process.

The meeting starts at 7pm in the council chamber in Bowling Green Road.