+441970880218, Cwm Rheido, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3NF, Wales, United Kingdom
It has just been announced (2008) that up to 90 TCB's in Ceredigion (amongst many more across the whole of Wales) are to be closed. 21 will be closed without consultation as they are within 400 metres of another box. More controversially the remainder are in rural areas, including the one shown here in Cwm Rheidol, and are to be closed "subject to consultation" (probably just a rubber stamp exercise). Ironically, many of the rural boxes are in areas where there is no mobile signal. BT claim that the cost of running each box is £1000 but as many of the rural ones do not accept cash, maintenance costs are minimal. They say that they have not specifically considered the issue of mobile blackspots but nevertheless are trying to balance their "social responsibility" with commercial demands.
The kiosk escaped closure and even has a cash box again.
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