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Cookham telephone box could be used to boost mobile signal

James Harrison

James Harrison

Cookham telephone box could be used to boost mobile signal

An old telephone box in Cookham Dean could be used to improve mobile phone reception in the village, a parish councillor has suggested.

A proposal for the unit on Dean Lane, between Herries School and the Chequers pub, was raised at last night’s meeting of Cookham Parish Council’s Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Cllr Martin Coker made the suggestion that, as it has access to electricity and a phone line, the vintage red box could be leased to a telecomms provider which could install a mini cell tower – and take over responsibility for general maintenance.

Councillors agreed that the idea should be investigated further. In October another phone box in Cookham Dean, in Bigfrith Lane, was relaunched as a library.

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