Phone Box Closures

SAVE YOUR LOCAL PHONE BOX

Phone boxes to be closed in South Lakeland (list below)

(please see note at the end for other districts).

If a box is to be closed it should have a notice in it. Not all do. Ignore the deadline given on the notice - it's probably wrong - but get your objection in quickly anyway, as the council is dealing with very tight deadlines.

Objections must be about individual phone box(es), so state where they are. You also need to give valid reasons. Ofcom give various examples, of which some are shown at the right of this page. You don't need to make a lengthy case, it just needs to be specific and can be quite brief. Eddie Clunan

The email address for objections is policy@southlakeland.gov.uk

Please don't include attachments.

If you have difficulty submitting your objections

please send them to me and I'll pass them on.

PhoneBoxSouthLakes@gmail.com

The postal address is:

South Lakeland District Council,

Lowther Street,

Kendal,

LA9 4DL

You need to give reasons for objection.

Ofcom give various examples of grounds for appeal against closure.

They include:

ability to make emergency calls in case of a car breakdown "not all calls considered as emergency calls by the public are calls to the emergency services... For example ... roadside breakdown" **;

or collision (eg near an accident black spot);

proximity to other call boxes;

nature of the area "for example, a tourist area..." ;

"concerns about alternative access to telephone services for low population densities";

"poor, sporadic or the lack of mobile network coverage";

whether many residents in the area don't have land lines.

** " " means quoted from Ofcom documents.

Phone boxes to be closed in South Lakeland District

generally within the Lake District National Park

Ambleside, Blue Hill Road (Wansfell Terrace)

Backbarrow (Brow Edge Rd), Ulverston

Blawith, Ulverston

Bonningate, Kendal

Bouth, Ulverston

Bowland Bridge, Grange-Over-Sands

Broughton Mills, Broughton-In-Furness

Cartmel Fell

Clappersgate, Ambleside

Coniston, Haws Bank

Coniston, near Black Bull (not on the list but BT state it is for closure)

Coniston, near TIC (not on the list but BT state it is for closure)

Crook, Kendal

Elterwater, Ambleside

Far Sawrey, Ambleside

Field Broughton, Grange Over Sands

Force Forge, Satterthwaite, Ulverston

Grasmere, Keswick Road

Grasmere, Stock Lane

Hawkshead Hill, (Between Coniston And Hawkshead)

Ings, Kendal

Kentmere, Kendal

Lindale, Grange Over Sands

Low Stott Park, Ulverston

Lowick Bridge (Near Red Lion) Ulverston

Newby Bridge, Ulverston

Newton In Cartmel

Rydal, Ambleside

Satterthwaite (Near Eagles Head) Ulverston

Spark Bridge, Ulverston

Station Road (Near Garage) Broughton-In-Furness

Staveley (Kentmere Rd), Kendal

Staveley, Ulverston

Torver

Tower Wood (South Lodge) Windermere

Troutbeck (Near Institute) Windermere

Underbarrow, Kendal

Windermere, Junction Of Whinfield Road And Park Road

Winster, Windermere

Witherslack (Outside Ate), Grange Over Sands

Witherslack, (Near Appledene), Grange Over Sands

Woodland (Opp Baskell Farm) Broughton-In-Furness

Phone boxes to be closed in South Lakeland District

generally outside the Lake District National Park

Barbon, Carnforth

Beetham, Milnthorpe

Bowston, Kendal

Casterton, Carnforth

Endmoor, Kendal

Four Lane Ends., Kirkby-in-Furness

Gawthwaite

Grayrigg, Kendal

Great Urswick

Grizebeck, Kirkby-in-Furness

Hale, Milnthorpe

Heversham, Milnthorpe

Holme, Station Road

Hutton Roof

Kearstwick, Carnforth

Kendal, Bellingham Road/Wattsfield Road

Kendal, Castle Grove

Kendal, Hayclose Road

Kendal, Lingmoor Rise

Kendal, Parkside Road/Lound Road

Kendal, Sandylands Road

Killington, Sedbergh

Leece

Levens (The Green)

Little Urswick

Low Biggins, Carnforth

Marshside, Kirkby-in-Furness

Penny Bridge, Ulverston

Selside (Garnett Plain), Kendal

Selside (Hucks Bridge, Shap Road), Kendal

Stainton (Long Lane), Barrow-in-Furness

Swarthmoor, Ulverston Road

Ulverston, Victoria Road/Park Road

Phone boxes to be closed in South Lakeland District

within the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Barbon

Casterton

Kearstwick

Killington

Lunds

Millthrop

also about 51 more, outside South Lakeland and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Parish clerks should have details, otherwise your district council offices. I can try to help if you email PhoneBoxSouthLakes@gmail.com but can't guarantee.

Other districts

The appeals against closures in their areas are being handled by the four district councils: South Lakeland, Eden, Allerdale and Copeland.

The description above is only for South Lakeland. For other districts please get the contact details from your district council offices.

The councils are dealing with very tight deadlines. If you want to make an appeal you need to submit it urgently.

The deadlines differ between the councils, and may be different for different locations.

Emails objecting to closure must be sent to the correct council.

You need to know which district the parish containing the box is in - for example the district to which you pay council tax.

If in doubt there are maps on the internet, for example some links are:

http://www.geopunk.co.uk/council/Copeland-District-(B)

http://www.geopunk.co.uk/council/Allerdale-District-(B)

http://www.geopunk.co.uk/council/Eden-District

http://www.geopunk.co.uk/council/South-Lakeland-District

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Relevant Ofcom documents:

Removing Public Call Boxes: a guide to the rules

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0035/47879/removing_callboxes.pdf

The Public Call Box Direction

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/uso/statement/callboxdirection.pdf

Guidance on procedures for the removal of public call boxes

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/28507/removals.pdf

Version 27th November 2016

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