Payphones could be removed from public buildings in Uckfield

UPDATE: Councillors at Monday's meeting agreed to remove the phone from the Foresters Hall but asked for more information about the phone in the Civic Centre before they reach a decision.

Payphones could be removed from Foresters Hall and the Civic Centre in Uckfield because they cost the town council more to keep than is received in income.

A report to the council’s general purposes committee, which meets on Monday, says the Civic Centre phone cost more than £377 in the past year with an income of £67.45.

The Foresters Hall payphone cost just under £300 with no income at all.

The report says: “As members will be aware more and more people have mobile phones for personal use and would therefore not require the use of the payphones at the Civic Centre or the Foresters Hall.”

It goes on to say the closest payphone to the Civic Centre is in Tesco with a further one at the Post Office and the closest payphone to the Foresters Hall is in Selby Road.

The report adds: “Users of the Civic Centre could also in an emergency use the town council’s telephone.” 

Members are asked to consider the report and agree to removal of the payphones at the Civic Centre and Foresters Hall.

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