Have your say on proposals to remove payphones

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People are invited to have their say on plans by BT to remove payphones in Daventry District.

BT has contacted Daventry District Council (DDC) with proposals to remove nine payphones from around Daventry District, one of which is a traditional red ‘K6’ telephone box.

DDC has published a draft response to BT’s proposals and is encouraging residents, parish councils and other interested groups to give their views on it.

The Council is proposing to object to the removal of eight modern payphones in Byfield, Brixworth, Creaton, Whilton Locks, Station Road and Market Place in Long Buckby, and at The Cherwell and Trafalgar Way in Daventry.

It will agree to proposals to remove the telephony equipment from the red K6 box on Main Street in Cottesbrooke – but only if the local community goes ahead with plans to adopt the box to use it for other purposes.

People have until 5pm on Monday 28 September to give their feedback on the draft response. Councillors will then consider a final response to BT.

The draft response and details of how to respond can be found on our consultation page