THE futures of 13 iconic red telephone boxes have been secured.
Members of Kirklees Council’s Cabinet yesterday committed £13,000 to protect the kiosks, all in conservation areas or near listed buildings, for three years.
The move will see town councils buy the phone boxes from BT for £1 each. They will be given £1,000 to maintain each box for three years. They will be disconnected from the phone network and put to new uses.
The boxes are at: Lower Cumberworth; Wakefield Road, Denby Dale; Cumberworth Road, Skelmanthorpe; outside Hepworth Post Office; Towngate, Upperthong; Hall Ing Lane, Honley; Farwell Lane, New Mill; Oldfield, Honley; Riley Lane, Kirkburton; near Black Bull Hotel, Penistone Road, Shepley; junction of Wilshaw Road and Lower Greave Road, Meltham; The Slades, Helme, Meltham; and Jackroyd Lane, Mirfield.