Removing the copper cuts us off
We no mobile signal here. It's the shape of the land, and the fact that the nearest mast is a little short-arse (perhaps somebody wanted to "avoid harming the rural aspect" - fuck off, you townie). We are only two miles from an A-road, so this is not the Lake District or the Pennines.
Thus we will have no way to make a 999 call and have the location automagically identified when they pull our copper cable out.
There must be thousands of small pockets all over UK just like us.
We had a machine gun post at the crossroads during WW2. May have to re-instate it.