Phonebox reprieve in Bush.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Phonebox reprieve in Bush. thumbnailYoung Bush residents and pupils of Bush Primary School, Aimee and Daniel Jardine are delighted that this old phone kiosk is to be kept in the 'village'.

RESIDENTS of Bush can rejoice in the knowledge the village's phonebox has been saved.

Telecommunications provider BT had proposed to remove the phonebox and many others across the Tyrone countryside due to rise of the mobile phone.

It has been acknowledged that the phonebox is not used frequently, however it has been decided that it shall remain in the town as a note of interest.

Speaking after the confirmation was provided by BT, councillor Clement Cuthbertson said: "I am pleased that BT have announced their intention to keep the kiosk at the crossroads.

"After the local community united by responding to the consultation with their objections, I proposed that we in council used what known as the local veto to restrict BT from removing the kiosk.

"The phonebox was designed in the 1930s to commemorate the coming to the throne of King George V and as such is an important part of the heritage of the village." BT have also confirmed that they will add the phonebox to its maintenance list for painting.


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