Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mobile phone mast protest

Thanks to everyone who came along to the mobile phone mast protest on Monday.  It was reported in the Echo today.

The link is here.

The proposal is to build a mast at the busy junction of Holdenhurst Avenue and Christchurch Road. We've suggested an alternative site, about 800 yds away in Riverside Avenue, at the back of Tesco, which would give similar coverage but would be well away from any local housing and close to the masts built by other companies.

We've succesfully fought off other applications in Southwick Road, in this location and by the Iford Tavern.  Hopefully we'll have the same result again. 

When will the mobile phone companies learn that rather than taking the easy option they should properly consult with local people first to ensure that they are taking their opinions on the site in to account. It would cause them (and us) a whole lot less trouble!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Holdenhurst Avenue/Christchurch Road Mobile Phone Mast Protest

We're holding a short protest against the proposed mobile phone mast on the corner of Holdenhurst Avenue and Christchurch Road tomorrow afternoon, (Monday 16th June) at 2pm. We're meeting at the proposed site, opposite the Post Office on Christchurch Road.

Hopefully the Daily Echo and local radio stations will be there to report on the objection.

Do please come along (and bring a sign showing your opposition) if you can.

Congratulations to Iain Dale

Quite possibly the best known political blogger in the UK, Iain Dale, is getting 'hitched' to his long term partner John Simmons at their civil partnership ceremony today.

Congratulations and best wishes to them both.