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Is it time to get rid of Blackpool's phone boxes?

Does the anti-social behaviour some phone boxes attract mean it's time to get rid of them?
Does the anti-social behaviour some phone boxes attract mean it's time to get rid of them?
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Have Blackpool's phone boxes had their day?

Too many go unused, instead attracting unwanted vandalism and other anti-social behaviour, according to one resort councillor.

A motion put forward by Coun Alistair Humphreys, which will be considered at Wednesday's full council meeting, calls for support to put pressure on BT to take down the phone boxes that are attracting anti-social behaviour - and even criminal activity.

The motion states that while some phone boxes are a community asset, others ‘can also be a source and cause of crime and anti-social behaviour particularly drug dealing’.

It adds the council should call on BT ‘to review its criteria for the removal of telephone boxes to take into account such crime and anti-social behaviour issues evidenced by responsible authorities’.

Do you agree? Is there a phone box you would like to see removed?

Let us know in the comments or email us at editorial@blackpoolgazette.co.uk