Further to the consultation published on 20th July, the Council have carried out consultation with local groups and given consideration to any representations received. The first notification has been prepared and sent to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. There is now a further consultation prior to a final notification being issued to the Secretary of State before the close of the consultation on 11th October 2020.

The two BT payphones proposed for removal are:

  • Junction of Mount Bridge Windsor Bank, Boston (01205 362853)
  • Church Lane, Swineshead (01205 820311)

Any comments you wish to make on the first notification must be received in writing by 5.15pm on Monday 5th October 2020. You can make comment by email to planning@boston.gov.uk or send them to the postal address marked for the attention of Development Management.

This consultation process gives your local communities the opportunity to adopt a traditional red ‘heritage’ phone box and make them an asset that local people can enjoy.  It’s really simple to do and it costs just £1 –  http://bt.com/adopt. If this is something the community is interested in, please include as a response to the consultation and the council will pass details on to BT on your behalf.

Please be aware that Boston Borough Council are not the determining authority in relation to the removal of payphones by BT, we are being consulted on the proposals.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Development Management Team on 01205 314305.