Second Consultation on BT programme of intended public payphone removals

Notification under section 49(4) of the Communications Act 2003

Draft decision by Swindon 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 14 March 2006 (‘the Direction’).
1. Swindon Borough Council, in accordance with section 49(4) of the Communications Act 2003 (’the Act’), hereby make the following 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.

2. The draft decision is set out in the Schedule to this Notification.

3. The effect of, and Swindon Borough Council reasons for making, the draft decision is set out in the Schedule to this Notification.

4. Swindon Borough Council consider that the draft decision complies with the requirements of sections 45 to 50 of the Act, as appropriate and relevant to the proposal.

5. In making the draft decision, Swindon Borough Council has considered and acted in accordance with the six community requirements in section 4 of the Act.

6. Representations may be made to Swindon Borough Council about the draft decision by 5:00pm on 24 February 2020.

7. A copy of this Notification has been sent to the Secretary of State in accordance with section 50(1)(b) of the Act.

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