THIRTY nine phone boxes could be removed from the streets of Warrington because very few people are using them.

But most of the town's historic red ones are not affected by the decision.

BT is consulting on the removal of 39 phone boxes across the town.

Warrington Borough Council is carrying out a public consultation on behalf of BT to find out what people think about their plans.

No emergency calls were made from any of the phones and BT says the rise in mobile phone coverage has hit the use of phone boxes.

Some of the more iconic phone boxes in town including the one at Bridge Foot which is also a post box, the one at Thelwall Post Office and the ones which were made famous by Viola Beach will all be protected.

The consultation process gives local people the opportunity to adopt a traditional red ‘heritage’ phone box and make them a community asset. Six of the phone boxes being considered for removal are the traditional red ones.

Hatton phone box is now a library.

To provide feedback visit by Friday, December 2.