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					Notification under section 49 of the Communications Act 2003

Decision by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council in response to a proposal by
British Telecommunications plc fro the removal of public call boxes pursuant to Part 2
of the Schedule to a Direction published by Ofcom on 14th March 2006 (‘the
Direction’).

1. On 25th July 2008, Newcastle-under-Lyme 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council invited
representations about the draft decision by 17.00 on 27th August 2008.

4. Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has considered every representation
about the draft decision duly made to it and Ofcom has not notified Newcastle-under-
Lyme 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council’s reasons for making,
the decision is set out in the Schedule to this Notification.

7. Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council considers that the decision complies with
the requirements of section 45 to 50 of the act, as appropriate and relevant to the
proposals.

8. In making the decision, Newcastle-under-Lyme 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 accordance with
section 50(1) (b) of the Act.

10. The Schedule to this Notification shall form part of this Notification.




Cllr P Maskery
Portfolio Holder for Safer and Stronger Communities
Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council
Date 3rd September 2008
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Final Notification Schedule

Decision by Newcastle-under-Lyme 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 14th March 2006 (‘the
Direction’)


     Telephone       Location        Decision         Reason(s)
     No.                             (Object/
                                     Consent)



1.   01270820318 Main Road,          Object           Although usage is low, the rural
                 Wrinehill                            location means that it clearly
                                                      has an important role to play as
                                                      an emergency facility, and
                                                      anecdotal evidence suggests
                                                      that mobile coverage is not as
                                                      good as claimed by the
                                                      providers.


2.   01630647213 Aston,              Object           The rural location means that
                 Market                               the service clearly has an
                 Drayton                              important role to play for
                                                      emergency purposes.

                                                      (K6) Ongoing discussions are
                                                      taking place between English
                                                      Heritage and the Borough
                                                      Council regarding the
                                                      possibility of listing K6 red
                                                      boxes in the Borough. As this
                                                      process will extend beyond the
                                                      closing date of the statutory
                                                      consultation period, the
                                                      Borough Council is objecting to
                                                      the removal.


3.   01630672137 Rock Lane,          Object           The rural location means that
                 Mucklestone,                         the service clearly has an
                 Market                               important role to play for
                 Drayton                              emergency purposes.

                                                      (K6) Ongoing discussions are
                                                      taking place between English
                                                      Heritage and the Borough
                                                      Council regarding the
                                                      possibility of listing K6 red
                                                      boxes in the Borough. As this
                                                      process will extend beyond the
                                                      closing date of the statutory
                                        consultation period, the
                                        Borough Council is objecting to
                                        the removal.



4.   01630672313 Lower Road,   Object   The rural location means that
                 Ashley,                the service clearly has an
                 Market                 important role to play for
                 Drayton                emergency purposes.

                                        (K6) Ongoing discussions are
                                        taking place between English
                                        Heritage and the Borough
                                        Council regarding the
                                        possibility of listing K6 red
                                        boxes in the Borough. As this
                                        process will extend beyond the
                                        closing date of the statutory
                                        consultation period, the
                                        Borough Council is objecting to
                                        the removal.


5.   01782561328 Beasley       Object   Area with lower than average
                 Avenue,                incomes and owner
                 Newcastle              occupation.

                                        Usage data suggests continued
                                        local need for the service.

                                        County Council traffic accident
                                        data suggests that the service
                                        should be retained for
                                        emergency purposes


6.   01782563445 Hawthorn Rd, Object    Area with lower than average
                 Newcastle              incomes and owner
                                        occupation.

                                        Usage data suggests continued
                                        local need for the service.

                                        County Council traffic accident
                                        data suggests that the service
                                        should be retained for
                                        emergency purposes


7.   01782680230 Whitmore,     Object
                 Newcastle              (K6) Ongoing discussions are
                                        taking place between English
                                        Heritage and the Borough
                                         Council regarding the
                                         possibility of listing K6 red
                                         boxes in the Borough. As this
                                         process will extend beyond the
                                         closing date of the statutory
                                         consultation period, the
                                         Borough Council is objecting to
                                         the removal.

                                         The rural location and County
                                         Council traffic accident data
                                         suggests that the service
                                         should be retained for
                                         emergency purposes


8.   01782680367 Chapel         Object   The rural location means that
                 Chorlton,               the service clearly has an
                 Newcastle               important role to play for
                                         emergency purposes.

                                         (K6) Ongoing discussions are
                                         taking place between English
                                         Heritage and the Borough
                                         Council regarding the
                                         possibility of listing K6 red
                                         boxes in the Borough. As this
                                         process will extend beyond the
                                         closing date of the statutory
                                         consultation period, the
                                         Borough Council is objecting to
                                         the removal.


9.   01782680375 Nantwich Rd,   Object   The rural location means that
                 Blackbrook,             the service clearly has an
                 Newcastle               important role to play for
                                         emergency purposes.

                                         (K6) Ongoing discussions are
                                         taking place between English
                                         Heritage and the Borough
                                         Council regarding the
                                         possibility of listing K6 red
                                         boxes in the Borough. As this
                                         process will extend beyond the
                                         closing date of the statutory
                                         consultation period, the
                                         Borough Council is objecting to
                                         the removal.
10. 01782714363 Pilkington     Object   Although it is accepted that
                Avenue,                 usage is low for an urban
                Newcastle               phone box, it is clearly higher
                                        than any of the rural ones. It is
                                        also in a location where the
                                        accident record is significant
                                        and therefore has a role to play
                                        for emergency purposes.


11. 01782714386 Riceyman       Object   Although it is accepted that
                Rd,                     usage is low for an urban
                Newcastle               phone box, it is in an area of
                                        lower than average owner
                                        occupation


12. 01782714563 Leycett Rd,    Object   The rural location means that
                Scot Hay,               the service clearly has an
                Newcastle               important role to play for
                                        emergency purposes.

                                        (K6) Ongoing discussions are
                                        taking place between English
                                        Heritage and the Borough
                                        Council regarding the
                                        possibility of listing K6 red
                                        boxes in the Borough. As this
                                        process will extend beyond the
                                        closing date of the statutory
                                        consultation period, the
                                        Borough Council is objecting to
                                        the removal.

13. 01781714806 High St, May   Object   Usage data suggests continued
                Bank,                   local need for the service.
                Newcastle
                                        County Council traffic accident
                                        data suggests that the service
                                        should be retained for
                                        emergency purposes


14. 01782750223 Swan Bank,     Object   The rural location and County
                Madeley                 Council traffic accident data
                Heath                   suggests that the service
                                        should be retained for
                                        emergency purposes

                                        (K6) Ongoing discussions are
                                        taking place between English
                                        Heritage and the Borough
                                        Council regarding the
                                          possibility of listing K6 red
                                          boxes in the Borough. As this
                                          process will extend beyond the
                                          closing date of the statutory
                                          consultation period, the
                                          Borough Council is objecting to
                                          the removal.


15. 01782782376 Oldcott Drive,   Object   (K6) Ongoing discussions are
                Kidsgrove                 taking place between English
                                          Heritage and the Borough
                                          Council regarding the
                                          possibility of listing K6 red
                                          boxes in the Borough. As this
                                          process will extend beyond the
                                          closing date of the statutory
                                          consultation period, the
                                          Borough Council is objecting to
                                          the removal.

                                          Usage data suggests continued
                                          local need for the service

                                          County Council traffic accident
                                          data suggests that the service
                                          should be retained for
                                          emergency purposes

				
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