Another Telephone Mast Application for Moreton

A couple of months ago we were made aware, through a pre-application consultation document that Vodafone were considering submitting a planning application for a telephone mast near to Linear Park.     I objected, as did many local residents.     Despite those objection we have learned today that Mono Consultants has submitted a planning application on behalf of Vodafone for a ‘Telephone Mast, Antennae, Cabinet and Ancillary Equipment’ on the footpath adjacent to the Linear Park Area.    Application number: ANT/10/00325.       

We have asked that the application be taken out of delegated authority, which means that the decision to approve or refuse the application will be made by Wirral’s Planning Committee on Thursday 22nd April in a public hearing, at Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey CH44 8ED.   The meeting starts at 6pm and is open to the public.  

We think its a crazy application in a totally inappropriate location.    The Council is spending £81,000 on refurbishing the childrens play area, and along come Vodafone who want to stick a mast and other equipment close to it.

We have already submitted our objections to the application.    If you want to object you can do so by sending an email to the planning officer dealing with the application,  or, by writing to her at Cheshire Lines Building, Canning Street, Birkenhead, ensuring you quote: ANT/10/00325.  All objections must be submitted by the 16th April.


Happy New Year

Another year almost over and a new year and new decade to begin.    Me, and my colleagues, Cllr Simon Mountney, Cllr Steve Williams and Leah Fraser would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a peaceful and prosperous 2010.    Whatever you are doing to celebrate the New Year this evening, wherever you are in the world, take care and enjoy!

Mobile Telephone Directory – No Thanks!

mobile-evolutionMaybe you have heard about this but early next week all UK mobiles will be on a directory which will mean that anyone will be able to access the numbers.   It is easy to unsubscribe but it must be done before the beginning of next week to make sure that you are ex directory.   I have unsubscribed.

You may want to suggest it to all your friends and family who have UK
mobiles, or they could be swamped by unsolicited messages and calls. Removal from this service is recommended by the BBC.  Read what they say by clicking here 

The Directory of Mobile Phone numbers goes live next week.   All numbers including those belonging to children will be open to cold
calling and the general abuse that less scrupulous telesales people subject us too.

To remove your number click HERE. (you need your mobile phone with you to do this, they text you a code).  Click on HOMEPAGE at the bottom of the screen then EX-DIRECTORY at the top of the following screen, then follow the on screen instructions.