Walking east along Warwick Street in Worthing, I noticed a large and solid construction in the middle of the pedestrianised street, close to Brighton Road.
I took a couple of photographs and Googled this ugly piece of street clutter. It looks like it is going to be a BT Street Hub – a phone box replacement.
Observe how the BT Street Hub sets off the Warwick Street buildings behind it.
This BT Street Hub is in Montague Street and possibly acceptable as it is difficult to spot any remaining Worthing heritage in the immediate vicinity.
Unless the weather is playing ball in Sunny Worthing, I wouldn’t fancy making a call or charging my phone at any of these hubs.
Warwick Street in Worthing – A historical view
If you attempt to recreate this historical view, you won’t be able to because the BT Street Hub is in the way.
I think that such monstrosities have no business ruining any of Worthing’s heritage views.
If you Google BT Street Hubs, there are numerous examples of councils that have opposed them – and some that have not. It seems a lot of people across the UK share my view.
How did this get past Worthing Planning?
Adur & Worthing Councils – Application was permitted
Here is a neutral article from Planet Radio’s website about the planned Street Hubs in Worthing.
Peterborough City Council have rejected an application for installation of a BT street hub citing “street scene concerns”
Salisbury City Council have rejected BT’s Street Hub applications in their city, calling them ‘garish’
Brighton & Hove News BT threatened with court action over graffiti magnet pavement hubs
The Argus 3 May 2023. Worthing: BT advertising hub vandalised days after being activated.
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