Villagers asked to support campaign for new phone book

Residents in villages near Corby are being asked to support a campaign to have their telephone directory changed.

Corby councillor Bob Riley, who represents Rockingham, East Carlton, Cottingham and Middleton, has contacted BT to ask the company to review its policy of sending out phone books on the basis of postcodes only.

He said: “The villages all have a Leicestershire postcode even though residents pay their council taxes to Northamptonshire County Council. Most people use the health services located in Northamptonshire and shop in Corby or Kettering.”

Customers are asked to pay £10 for a phone book other than the one issued to them.

A spokesman for BT said: “If we had enough complaints from customers wishing to change their directory we would consider it. However, we are not able to deliver targeted directories on an individual basis.”

Cllr Riley is urging anyone who would like to request a Northamptonshire telephone book to call 0800 833400 or email directory.products@bt.com.