Connection Failure Dalston Telephone Box Consultation
 
 
 
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BTs proposal to remove phone boxes

BT plan to remove a number of payphones across Carlisle District and have consulted the City Council.

In order for Carlisle City Council to reply it is inviting local residents' views on the proposed removal of 27 phone boxes.

In their letter of notification to the Council, BT said that calls made from their payphones had more than halved in the last three years with 60% of the 61,792 payphones in Britain no longer covering their cost. BT has out a review of its payphone provision and is now proposing the removal of a number of payphones in the district.

The telephone boxes proposed for removal are on New Road, Dalston, Gairsgill and Raughton Head. See details of Dalston Parish Council's initial response below.

The timescale available for consultation is very short and your views must be submitted to the City Council by 5pm on Friday 27th June 2008.

Please complete the form below - your comments will be treated in absolute confidence. If you would like to ensure that you are notified about the future public meeting, then please include your email address.

01228710348 New Road, Dalston Dalston Parish Council object to the removal of this PCB. The nearest phone box would then
be in centre of Dalston Village and mobile phone coverage is poor.
Nearly 40% of the community are aged over 60; and 20% have a long term illness; there are
only 33 households within 400m of this PCB, whilst being a small catchment area it serves to
show that there is little alternative access to private telephones. Nearly 15% of households in
this ward are either in privately or socially rented accommodation. Access to sustainable
transport and services is amongst the lowest in the district, combining to make this a
vulnerable community which needs to retain its PCB for reasons of safety. Carlisle City
Council OBJECT to the removal of this Public Call Box.
01697476211 Gaitsgill Dalston Parish Council and Cllr Trevor Allison elected Member of Carlisle City Council both
object to the removal of this PCB. The nearest phone box would then be in centre of Dalston
Village and mobile phone coverage is poor. This is a community that is far more isolated than
the statistics show.
Nearly 40% of the community are aged over 60; and 20% have a long term illness; there are
only 45 households within 400m of this PCB, whilst being a small catchment area it serves to
show that there is little alternative access to private telephones. Nearly 15% of households in
this ward are either in privately or socially rented accommodation. Access to sustainable
transport and services is amongst the lowest in the district, combining to make this a
vulnerable community which needs to retain its PCB for reasons
01697476220 Raughton Head Dalston Parish Council and Cllr Trevor Allison elected Member of Carlisle City Council both
object to the removal of this PCB. The nearest phone box would then be in centre of Dalston
Village and mobile phone coverage is poor. This is a community that is far more isolated than
the statistics show.
Nearly 40% of the community are aged over 60; and 20% have a long term illness; there are
only 31 households within 400m of this PCB, whilst being a small catchment area it serves to
show that there is little alternative access to private telephones. Nearly 15% of households in
this ward are either in privately or socially rented accommodation. Access to sustainable
transport and services is amongst the lowest in the district, combining to make this a
vulnerable community which needs to retain its PCB for reasons

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