The green box is called a PCP (Primary Cross Connection Point).
Not too clear from the photo if that is one of our boxes. I can see that there is a small footway jointbox in front of the cab. That should have a stamp on it that would help identify the cab. I.E. PO (Post Office), BT (British Telecom) or perhaps CATV (Cable TV).
OK. I fell into the trap of assuming that you had taken the photo! The more I look at it, I think it will be a CATV cab. I don't ever recall seeing one of ours having a single locking bolt in one font door. PCP's usually have at least two. But never say never...
Yes, you're probably right, but the original observation is getting stale and one wonders what the occasional passing policeman, users of the immediately opposite shop, and residents whom the box actually serves (not my street), have done about it in the mean time. I was quite prepared to report it initially, but now it seems like a less valuable use of my time.
They don't make it easy - the identification label on it is illegible. Wouldn't it be a good plan to put a phone number or some kind of contact details on all these boxes?
O. the corner of <street> and <street> in <town> should be sufficient. But a ref number and a phone number (0800 of course) would be a much better option and incentive for Joe Public to report faults both on VM and BT etc.
My point is that Joe Public isn't going to know who to contact. It isn't obvious that a street cabinet is anything to do with Virgin Media, the only clue being "CATV" on the nearby manhole cover, which wouldn't mean a lot to the man on the Clapham omnibus (and I guess it needn't be VM at all). Most would (I suppose) assume (as I did) that it would be BT.
At least some nearby green boxes belonging to 02 (and there are a lot of them) have a contact number and installation number on them. Hence Phil Public would know who to contact if they were vandalised. No such details on BT and VM boxes.