News from the front
: BT plan to remove Hutton's only public phone box. This is is a sudden last minute afterthought as the Hutton box was not on the original list for chopping. The Paxton one is being kept going, although uneconomic, as a 'social box' Not that BT is expecting parties to be held in it but it is just outside the Cross Inn and would occasionally be useful for summoning a taxi when too flutered to drive or for a long kip if the wife has barred the door against the boozing husband returning at an unsocial hour. But Hutton has no pub and therefore no need, apparently, for a social box. Nevermind that most people in the village have not got mobiles (some of which don't work anyhow or are marginal except when leaning out of a window pointing south) Never mind that part of Hutton is at the furthest point from the nearest sub-exchange and breakdowns are frequent. So now to no shop, no pub, nearly no school, no gas, no broadband, no digital reception, add no phone box. Unless locals can make such a stink that BT think again. One hopes that the Community Council is on the case.