Our iconic BT phone boxes could be adapted as libraries, defibrillator, hubs or public notice boards.
The number of calls made from BT phone boxes has plummeted by 90 percent. Thirteen of the phone boxes could be taken away from the streets in North East Lincolnshire. Many people have said they would like to keep them because they could be needed for emergencies, or if people forget their mobile phone. Some people pointed out that not everyone has a mobile phone. Public notices have been put up in phone boxes on Bethlehem Street, Second Avenue, Laceby Road, Cromwell Road, Grimsby, and Grimsby Road Laceby. also Middlethorpe Road, Sandringham Road, and North Sea Lane, Cleethorpes. Other phone boxes that could possibly be to be removed are Yarborough Road Grimsby, Station Road Waltham, Louth Road And Edge Avenue Scartho and one in Healing.
BT is consulting in the removal of 13 payphones in North East Lincolnshire and as part of the consultation, they are offering communities to adopt the traditional red phone boxes for just £1 through their Adopt a Kiosk scheme and transform it into something inspirational for their local area. for more details visit bt.com/adopt. BT is urging anyone who has a viewpoint on the proposed removal to send them to North East Lincolnshire Council.
A successful second-hand book lending library has been running for a while in the red BT phone box in the village of Great Limber near Brigg for a while now.