Phone boxes to be removed from Dundee streets due to vandalism

A number of phone boxes face being removed from the streets of Dundee following acts of vandalism.

The kiosks in the Hilltown area of the city were badly damaged in a string of attacks, which left them with broken glass, exposed wiring and one even without a door.

Councillor Mark Flynn said BT must commit to having all the phone boxes “replaced, refurbished or removed” by the end of the year.

He said: “People see them and it gives folk the wrong impression of what is going on in the area.

“We tend to clean them up ourselves so there isn’t broken glass lying around. It’s a disgrace.”

A phone box at the junction of Strathmartine Road and Clepington Road with the facing of its handset completely removed
A phone box between Alexander Street and Ann Street with the front panel smashed in and graffiti
Phone box outside Hilltown Park
A phone box at the bottom of Constitution Road with no front door and in need of major repairs

A spokeswoman for BT said: “An engineer will visit the boxes at Strathmartine Road, Alexander Street and Constitution Street shortly to remove graffiti and make safe any broken glazing.

“We’ve been planning to remove these boxes and we’ll now aim to remove them as soon as possible.”