Published: February 25, 2009
Damaged Highbridge phone box may not be replaced, says BT

British Telecom this week admitted it may not replace a Highbridge phone box which was badly damaged in a car accident.

The phone box in Walrow was left severely dented last week, as pictured, after a car crashed into the structure.

But now British Telecom says it is considering not replacing it.

Spokesman Jason Mann told "The box has been removed for health and safety reasons following a road accident."

"We're now carrying out a review to see whether it's used enough to be replaced. If not, we will propose to the local authority that it is permanently removed."

Highbridge district councillor Cllr Joe Leach said it would be "unacceptable" for the phone box to be removed.

He told "I think that we have to consider those without mobiles, or even the occasion when someone's mobile won't work due to lack of bettery etc."

"It is unacceptable for BT to remove this box permanantly and I will lobby them to ensure that it is replaced."


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