Telecommunications Mast

Mobile Telecommunications Mast

Despite the best efforts of the Parish Council, there will, regrettably, be no Mobile Mast erected in the Parish for at least a year.

This decision has been taken by Arquiva, the company who have the contract from the government body funding the scheme to cut down the number of “not spots” in the country (of which we are one, as reinforced by the survey we undertook). This government body is the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and they have endorsed this decision.

The reason they have given for the decision is that funding for this scheme runs out in March 2016 and if they cannot restart the process until October, this would give them insufficient time to complete before the funding runs out. The significance of October is that this is when the Craystons complete their purchase of Hunts Hall, near to which is the currently preferred site. We have pointed out that the Notts, who are selling the property, are willing to co-operate in the process and sign any necessary documents, but to no avail.

Other factors leading to this decision are the history of problems and objections which have been encountered to date; regrettably many of the recent objections contained inaccuracies. Additional factors were the inefficiency of Arquiva’s agents Harlequin, and the fact that Arquiva have already spent considerable sums of grant money surveying and assessing three sites in Pebmarsh.

It is possible that funding for this will be renewed for a further year (until March 2017) but we will not know this until later in the year. If this happens then we should be in the frame again.

Survey – Telecommunications Mast

Thank you to all who have returned the survey, we have had an excellent response so far, which provides the Parish Council with a good overall view of current mobile coverage and opinion, which will aid in forthcoming consultations. We need them back by Friday 5 June, so if you haven’t returned it yet, please do so ASAP!

You should all have received a survey and a prepaid envelope through your door – if you have not, please contact the Clerk at either:
or on 07790 598363.

Thank you for your support.
Philippa Potter

Draft Minutes of Annual Parish Assembly 2015

Please click on the link below to view these draft minutes. They will be officially signed at the Annual Parish Assembly in 2016:

APM Minutes 2015

Please click below to view the Report from County Councillor David Finch for March 2015:
Cllr Finch Parish Update – March 2015

Please click below to view the Report from District Councillor Anthony Shelton, for 2014/15:
Cllr Shelton Report 1415 (1)
Cllr Shelton Report 1415 (2)
Cllr Shelton Report 1415 (3)