Ripley residents object to Openreach cabinet on safety grounds
A sixty name petition has been handed to BT to get some cabinets re-sited at the junction of Leamington Street and Nottingham Road due to a new cabinet obscuring their view as they exit onto Nottingham Road.
The Ripley and Heanor News which has covered the issue, helpfully shows the junction, and reading the article the first thought is that the FTTC cabinet has been poorly located, but from looking on Google Streetview one can see that the actual issue is more complex. The FTTC cabinet is situated further down the road away from the the junction, the problem cabinet is actually one that has been present for many years providing telephone service, but with a new shell added as part of the FTTC upgrades. This new shell is taller and wider, and thus now obscures what appears to have always being a difficult junction to exit from if residents really had to watch for traffic in the gap between a telegraph pole and a brick wall.
Moving the main telephone cabinet will prove difficult, short of reverting to the older small cabinet shell, or Openreach negotiating a small corner of someones garden there are very few options.