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Offline tarmacjohn

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Phone box caches
« on: July 02, 2012, 10:19:47 pm »
A post from Graculus on a Facebook forum, might be of interest to Simon......

Recently British Telecom contacted Groundspeak (who own after an engineer had found a couple of caches inside phone boxes. BT said whilst they didn't want to discourage geocaching their engineers would remove any containers they found and asked that no more be placed. After discussion with Groundspeak the UK reviewers have decided that no more caches will be published which are in or attached to phone boxes. Any active caches currently in place won't be archived but we would ask owners to move them to a new location as soon as possible to avoid them being removed. Caches that subsequently go missing or are in need of maintenance must be archived rather than replaced or repaired.
Please note that this only applies to phone boxes (of any type) operated by British Telecom and not to any operated by other telecommunications companies such Kingston Upon Hull Telecom, Manx Telecom, Jersey Telecom or Cable & Wireless (Guernsey). Nor does it apply to any of the old 'red' phone boxes that are out of use and may be owned and maintained as attractions by local councils or parish councils. For these normal permission would apply.

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Re: Phone box caches
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 10:32:54 pm »
I was about to post this earlier, but decided not to  :o

Don't really understand why this new rule is in place... Shame
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Re: Phone box caches
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 11:24:49 pm »

That's a real shame, these are proving to be very popular caches. We have decided to leave them in place for the time being, and see what happens.

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Re: Phone box caches
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 09:30:10 am »
What a real shame, they are were a fun series  :( Not sure what harm these small caches could be causing, for BT to ask for their removal  ??? :o
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