TWO phone boxes in Market Place, Kendal, look set to be removed after town councillors agreed BT’s quotation of £3,745 to get rid of them.
The funds will come out of a £13,000 pot allocated by Kendal Town Council to ‘upgrade’ the square.
Coun Sylvia Emmott told councillors BT had initially said the phone boxes could not be removed, but have now agreed since usage of them is so low.
Other planned improvements to Market Place include the introduction of LED lighting and improved electricity and water supplied for market traders.
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Coun Chris Hogg said: “Removing the phone boxes is part of a grander scheme for Market Place which could be a great resource for the town, but at the moment is underused and cluttered.”
The proposal to approve an in-principle cost was passed, despite opposition from Coun Paul Bramham, who said: “Surely as a council we should be increasing facilities, not removing them.”