THE Community Group in Garrison have asked to adopt the telephone kiosk on the Main Street of the village.
In other areas throughout the North, phone boxes have been creatively transformed into libraries and flower planters to enhance the aesthetics of the village.
However, the nearest alternative kiosk is at Doagh Road Junction Glennasheevar Road, Glen West almost 5 kilometres away from the village main street.
The payphone will be removed, but the free standing kiosk will remain on site and adopted by the Garrison Community Group.
BT have contacted the Council and urged members not to ‘raise any objection to cease of service so that the community group can adopt the telephone kiosk, which is their desire.’
BT have stated that their obligation to provide a universal service will be maintained, as there are other kiosks within the vicinity.
Before BT can remove the kiosk, they are required to carry out a consultation with relevant public bodies on the proposed removal.
There was no objections to the
removal of the service at Tuesday
night’s Council meeting in Enniskillen Townhall.
Posted: 11:30 am April 14, 2019