BT are planning to remove a dozen phone boxes across Burnley and Pendle. Council bosses in Burnley have pledged to carry out a public consultation exercise over the four telephone kiosks.
The call boxes are located in the following areas:
Manchester Road near the Calderbrook Avenue
Red Lees Road in Mereclough
Rossendale Road near Harold Avenue
Accrington Road, Hapton
Susan Davies, Burnley council’s development control manager said: “The boxes are set to be removed this autumn as they are little used”
However, BT are going to consult with the public whether it is a good idea to remove them. A provisional decision will take place, allowing further comments to be made in August before a final ruling made by the council in September 6.
Eight further call boxes have been earth marked for removal including one in Park View Terrace, Salterforth, which villagers say is a lifeline for tourists.
The remaining boxes are under threat in Barrowford on Gisburn Road, and Carr Road on Nelson and a few more.