Phone box to be cut off

THE plug is being pulled on a Royston phone box. A meeting of Royston town council s planning committee heard that BT is permanently removing the kiosk, in Eliot Road, after it was damaged beyond repair. Cllr Lindsay Davidson said: It s very sad. Most

THE plug is being pulled on a Royston phone box.

A meeting of Royston town council's planning committee heard that BT is permanently removing the kiosk, in Eliot Road, after it was damaged beyond repair.

Cllr Lindsay Davidson said: "It's very sad. Most people have mobile phones now, but some don't, and if they need to use a phone box for whatever reason the facility is becoming non-existent."

And Cllr Lynn Berry added: "Unfortunately this is a sign of the times."

Cllr Paul Grimes said: "BT would not be removing the boxes if they were making money from them."

The committee had no opposition to the plan.