CLASSIC red phone booths could be saved from the axe.
The classic pay phones are slowly being removed across the country as BT seeks to cut its operating costs.
But after complaints that the red boxes were of historical importance, BT launched a sponsorship and adoption programme in a bid to transfer the costs to local authorities.
Now Denby Dale Parish Council has registered an interest in adopting four of the phone boxes in conservation areas.
Sponsorship allows councils to maintain the full telephone facilities at a cost of £500 per year. Or for just £1, councils can adopt a red phone box and retain the empty shell, electricity costs are projected to be less than £20 a year.
In 2008 the council said it would not be taking up the option, but in a change of heart it has now expressed an interest in saving boxes on the green in Lower Cumberworth, outside The White Hart pub in Denby Dale, at Cumberworth Road in Skelmanthorpe and at the end of Gunthwaite Lane in Upper Denby.
Councillors plan to consult communities on whether or not the boxes should be adopted and how they could be used.
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