I am a strong supporter of maintaining rural services, even if this means that some things like buses, schools and other things vital to rural areas receive more subsidy that those in towns. However, I have sympathy with BT's wish to remove phone boxes that are not used for more then 12 months.
BT have found a number of phone boxes that have not been used for 12 months and as a plc, a company listed on the stock exchange and not a charity, they want to remove them to save their costs. I really cannot see what is wrong with this.
Of course if the local council is so upset they could pay the full cost of maintaining the box, but in a world where mobile phones are so cheap, are phone boxes soon to be relegated to items for a museum anyway ?