Two Kendal phone boxes to be removed

The phone boxes in Market Place, Kendal which are to go

The phone boxes in Market Place, Kendal which are to go

First published in News

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.”

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11:03am Sat 19 Jul 14

archiebored says...

why pay BT too remove their own property?
just leave them as public urinals.
why pay BT too remove their own property? just leave them as public urinals. archiebored
  • Score: 27

11:31am Sat 19 Jul 14

magical trevor says...

archiebored - fascinating words of wisdom.
archiebored - fascinating words of wisdom. magical trevor
  • Score: -3

5:05pm Sat 19 Jul 14

greenbell says...

Let's all waste someone elses money like this. Perhaps we could put a Councillor in each one and throw eggs etc. to satisfy our revenge!
Let's all waste someone elses money like this. Perhaps we could put a Councillor in each one and throw eggs etc. to satisfy our revenge! greenbell
  • Score: 13

3:23pm Mon 21 Jul 14

KendalMaiden says...

Well said archiebored - why are the council tax payers of Kendal having to pay BT to remove their own property! Just tell them the town no longer requires the phone boxes so come and take them away.
Well said archiebored - why are the council tax payers of Kendal having to pay BT to remove their own property! Just tell them the town no longer requires the phone boxes so come and take them away. KendalMaiden
  • Score: 7

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