SHROPSHIRE Council have decided on the future of the county's payphones.

Between September and December 2019, a BT consultation proposed removal of payphones in Shropshire.

Currently there are around 350 operational payphones across the county.

In the Oswestry area these are located in Ellesmere, Queens Head, Trefonen, Llanymynech and Melverley.

Queens Head in West Felton will have its kiosk removed as there was no objection to its removal and because of just six calls taking place in the last year.

The council report stated that in the event of an emergency, people were more likely to use the pub's phone rather than the pay phone.

The other telephone kiosk which shall be removed is Melverley.

This is because of the location being outside of the village and it having no usage in the last 12 months.

Llanymynech meanwhile has not been used in the last 12 months either, Trefonen has been used eight times and Ellesmere has been used just three times.

Despite this low usage, these will all be keeping their payphones because of their the rural location and being useful in emergency situations because of concerns over lack of mobile phone coverage.