BT proposals to remove phone boxes

Closed 31 May 2021

Opened 1 May 2021

Feedback updated 15 Nov 2021

We asked

Your view on British Telecom's proposal take out 14 on-street payphones in various locations in the city which have low use or are not being used.

You said

Comments received concluded that there are no objections to the removal of the Kiosk and Telephony at all 14 locations.

We did

Outcome of consultation on BT proposals to remove phone boxes

Comments are welcome on our draft decision to remove all 14 phone boxes from;

  • Junction of Wish Road and Kingsway, Hove, BN3 4LJ
  • Elm Stores, 82 Elm Drive, Hove, BN3 7JL
  • Circle K, 5 The Parade, Hangleton Road, Hove, BN3  7LU
  • West Way, Hove, BN3 8LD
  • Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5BA
  • Preston Resort Hotel, Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6UU
  • Opposite 124 Stanmer Villas, Brighton, BN1 7HN
  • Near to 2 Roedale Road, Brighton, BN1 7GB
  • Junction of Lewes Road and Coombe Road, Brighton BN2 4EA
  • Junction of Grove Street/Southover Street, Brighton, BN2 9NY
  • Junction of Queens Park Road, opposite 34 Egremont Place, Brighton, BN2 0GA
  • Cranleigh Avenue, outside 149 Marine Drive, Rottingdean, BN2 7GU
  • Outside 61 Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, BN2 8LG
  • Junction with Coldean Lane and Park Road, Brighton, BN1 9AB

Please send your comments by Thursday 1 July by email to planning.comments@brighton-hove.gov.uk marked ‘Phone box removal 07/2021.’ Please also identify the phone box you are commenting about.

You can also write to the Head of Planning, City Development and Regeneration, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ.

It’s your opportunity to say if you agree or disagree with the phone boxes being removed and the reasons why. 

The council is co-ordinating residents’ responses on behalf of BT. It doesn’t take long to provide your opinion and your views will help us provide a picture to BT of what people in the city think about their proposals.
 

Want to keep a phone box?
With payphones being used less, communities are looking at new ways of using them. Modern glass boxes can be adopted if communities want to house a defibrillator. Visit BT's adopt a kiosk web page for more information.

 

Use of payphones
Overall use of payphones has declined by over 90 per cent in the last decade and the need to provide payphones for use in emergency situations is diminishing all the time, with at least 98 per cent of the UK having mobile coverage.

 

Ofcom’s research into consumer views on the importance of communications services and their affordability found that most people no longer view payphones as essential for consumers in most circumstances.

Overview

British Telecom would like to take out 14 on-street payphones in various locations in the city which have low use or are not being used.

As part of this process BT would like to hear what residents think about the proposals.

It’s your opportunity to say if you agree or disagree with the phone boxes being removed and the reasons why.

The council is co-ordinating residents’ responses on behalf of BT.

It doesn’t take long to provide your opinion and your views will help us provide a picture to BT of what people in the city think about their proposals.