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BT Response from Secretary of State

Notification under section 49 of the Communications Act 2003 Decision by [public body] in response to a proposal by [British Telecommunications plc/Kingston Communications (Hull) plc] for the removal of public call boxes pursuant to Part 2 of the Schedule to a Direction published by Ofcom on 14 March 2006 (‘the Direction’).

 

  1. On 27.08.2020, Castle Point Borough Council, in accordance with section 49(4) of the Communications Act 2003 (’the Act’), issued a notification setting out its draft decision in response to a proposal by British Telecommunications plc for the removal of public call boxes pursuant to Part 2 of the Direction (‘the First Notification’).
  2. A copy of the First Notification was sent to the Secretary of State in accordance with section 50(1)(b) of the Act.
  3. In the First Notification, Castle Point Borough Council invited representations about the draft decision by 5:15pm on 28.09.2020.
  4.  Castle Point Borough Council has considered every representation about the draft decision duly made to it and Ofcom has not notified Castle Point Borough Council of any international obligation of the United Kingdom for this purpose.
  5. The decision is set out in the Schedule to this Notification.
  6. The effect of, and Castle Point Borough Council reasons for making, the decision is set out in the Schedule to this Notification.
  7. Castle Point Borough Council consider that the decision complies with the requirements of sections 45 to 50 of the Act, as appropriate and relevant to the proposals.
  8. In making the decision, Castle Point Borough Council has considered and acted in accordance with the six community requirements in section 4 of the Act. 
  9. A copy of this Notification has been sent to the Secretary of State in accordance with section 50(1)(b) of the Act.
  10. The Schedule to this Notification shall form part of this Notification.

 

Schedule

Decision by Castle Point Borough Council in response to a proposal by British Telecommunications plc for the removal of public call boxes pursuant to Part 2 of the Schedule to a Direction published by Ofcom on 14 March 2006 (‘the Direction’).

 

Telephone Number

Address

Post Code

Average  calls/ month

Decision

Call Box Decisions

1

01268

684419

Adj. 162 Long Road

Canvey

SS8 0JP

8

No overriding need for the retention of the PCB on demographic grounds.

Not located in accident blackspot.

Limited Use.

Good mobile phone coverage.

 

2

01702

556068

O/S 244 London Road, Hadleigh

SS7 2DE

19

No overriding need for the retention of the PCB on demographic grounds.

Not located in accident blackspot.

Limited Use.

Good mobile phone coverage.