He said: "Public phone boxes
are still very important to many communities across the south of Scotland, especially in rural areas.
The latest cuts would leave about 2600 phone boxes
-- a reduction of more than 60 per cent since 2003.
"Firstly, it is very much a historic village and the old red phone box
is a key part of the traditional look and feel of the village square, located opposite the war memorial and outside the post office.
BT Payphones has released information about the use of phone boxes
in the area.
| Llanynys phone box
has been bought by the community
The number of phone boxes
available for adoption on Merseyside include 25 on Wirral, eight in Liverpool, and seven each in Sefton and St Helens.
Mustafa Mehmet has set up a coffee shop in an old red phone box
on Town Hall Avenue, Turnham Green, Chiswick.
As mobile phone use has grown, demand for public telephone boxes has fallen with calls made from BT phone boxes
having plunged by around 90% in the past decade.
So instead she slept in a phone box
and then spent the day in cafes and libraries,Leicestershire Live reports.
"I think that is due in no short measure to the work Newcastle City Council has done in terms of lobbying the Government on the issue." Council planning officers have been struggling with phone box
applications over the past two years, with figures showing Newcastle had 95 applications in 2017 compared with just one in 2015.
And because each of London's 33 local authorities deals separately with planning, it falls to teams of local planners to sift through stacks of phone box
The disused phone box
- all of 3ft 4ins wide by nine feet tall - has been transformed by residents of leafy Oversley Green, a 90-house hamlet on the outskirts of Alcester, Warwickshire.