Monday, 4 June 2007

Back in contact!

The Woodchester / Blaisdon phone box was under threat of being removed a while ago because it's little used, but we persuaded BT to let it stay as an emergency call facility. It often gets vandalised, usually the handset, but BT refuse to put in a metal handset instead of plastic.

Anyway, in February it got comprehensively trashed, as you can see:

BT then stripped all the equipment out. When Paul Hulbert rang them they said they were removing the box completely, but he reminded them of their "public service" promise and they've now reinstated the box:

Still a plastic handset... But at least it's there.

By the way, if your local phone box is faulty or damaged, please note the number (usually written up on the notice inside) and ring BT on 0800 661610 with details. They're very helpful people and will arrange the repairs for you, though we once had a conversation that went like this:

"Hello, I'd like to report a phone box out of action please...."
"Yes sir, is it the number you're calling from?"

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