One frequent theme on this blog is the difficulty of contacting Parish Councillors. I will not repeat the pros & cons because they have been sufficiently aired. However, for a change I have what might be an acceptable solution all round.
The “Worlds most reliable mobile phone”, the Nokia 3310 can be bought from numerous places on the Internet for less than £25, SIM free. A SIM card for Pay-as-you-Go would cost a further £10, and as it is only required for incoming calls, it will last for ever.
It is a simple, rather than smart, phone ideally suited to the task of receiving calls. It can be transferred to another person if a particular Councillor looses their seat in an election, or retires from the PC. More particularly it is robust and reliable. Maureen and I have each had ones that we have used since 2000.