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Ramsey Commissioner blasts 'ridiculous' phone box notice

Authority had plans to install defibrillator there

Government has slapped a building preservation notice on a run down red phone box in Ramsey.

Commissioner Juan McGuinness says it's the most 'ridiculous thing' he's experienced as a local representative.

The single most ridiculous thing in my 5 years as a commissioner. A dilapidated phone box becoming a listed "building"...

Posted by Juan McGuinness - Ramsey Commissioner on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The authority had planned to work with Manx Telecom to house a defibrillator in the site.

But Mr McGuinness says the notice will make this much harder to achieve and he can't understand why the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture has done this: 

   

Tynwald recently voted in favour of 'recognising the status of red phone boxes' while Manx Telecom consulted with the public on their future.

Government has been contacted for comment.       

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