Phone mast session for residents

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HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition protesting against eight mobile phone masts that could be put up in Rugby.

A drop-in session, organised by three Caldecott ward councillors - Cllr Sue Roodhouse, Cllr Gwen Hotten and Cllr Bill Lewis, was held at the Griffin Pub in Kingsway on Tuesday afternoon.

Representatives from Rugby Borough Council (RBC) and O2 and Vodafone - the two mobile phone companies that want to erect the masts - were also at the session to answer any concerns.

Concerns included insufficient consultation and discussion and health fears. Residents also feel the proposed location for the masts is too close to homes, shops and schools.

Cllr Lewis said: “All those who attended considered that the drop-in had been a worthwhile exercise, allowing residents who had queries and grievances to voice them”

Six of the eight mobile phone mast applications will be discussed at RBC’s planning committee on Wednesday (April 6) at the Town Hall, 5.30pm.