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Spalding phone box where ‘unsavoury practices’ take place could be removed

It is hoped that an ‘unsightly’ town centre telephone box can now be removed.

It has also been suggested that the out-of-service BT phone box in Spalding’s Sheep Market is being used for ‘unsavoury practices’.

Speaking at Tuesday’s Spalding Town Forum meeting, Coun Ingrid Sheard raised the issue on behalf of residents.

The out-of-service phone box in Spalding's Sheep Market
The out-of-service phone box in Spalding's Sheep Market

“It’s been brought to my attention that there is a telephone box standing on the Sheep Market with a broken pane,” she explained.

“I've been and viewed the telephone box. It has a non-functioning phone inside it.

“I just wondered, who would deal with getting that removed and whether than can bee looked at?

'Unsavory practices' are said to happen inside
'Unsavory practices' are said to happen inside

“A lot of people are commenting it’s quite unsightly and that it’s being used for same ‘unsavoury practices’.”

Coun Sheard did not elaborate on what those practices may be, however, chairman Coun Rob Gibson backed the plan.

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“I’ve heard the comments before, and it (the phone box) is just full of leaves as well, I believe,” he said.

Coun Gibson noted Coun Sheard’s comments as an action ‘to try to get that removed’.

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