23rd Jan, 2021

Malvern residents asked to have say on two rarely used red telephone boxes

MALVERN residents are being asked to have their say on proposals to adopt two of the district’s traditional red telephone boxes.

West Mercia Police has applied to BT to take on the phone kiosk in Bell Lane, Lower Broadheath, under the company’s ‘Adopt a Kiosk’ scheme.

Over the last year, only 27 phone calls have been made from the kiosk and if the request is approved then the plan is to remove the telephone system and turning it into a community hub.

Ripple Parish Council has made a similar request to adopt the kiosk and remove the telephone system in Station Road.

Only 12 calls have made from it in the last year.

Under Ofcom rules, Malvern Hills District Council is required to consult the community on BT’s behalf when a request for adoption is made.

People can have their say on the plans by visiting www.malvernhills.gov.uk/public-notices-consultations and filling in the online survey.

Deadline for responses is Sunday, May 28.

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