Phone mast on top of the church?

PUBLISHED: 01:53 25 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:31 24 May 2010

WEDMORE residents could soon have a clearer mobile phone signal in the village, with a little help from God's house. Mobile phone giant T-Mobile has written to residents about plans to build a telecommunication mast on top of St Mary's Church in Church S

WEDMORE residents could soon have a clearer mobile phone signal in the village, with a little help from God's house. Mobile phone giant T-Mobile has written to residents about plans to build a telecommunication mast on top of St Mary's Church in Church Street. The company wrote to district councillors Jessica Healey and Diana Bayliss. Cllr Healey presented the letter to the parish council on Wednesday. Some councillors raised concerns about how the mast would look while others were supportive saying it would improve the mobile signal reception in the area, which everyone agreed was poor.Keeper of the cloth at the church, Michael Gelder, said: "The mast would replace the town flag pole so I imagine it would be similar in appearance. "I believe they have written to churches in Axbridge and Cheddar as well, because those buildings are usually the tallest in the village. We will be discussing it at the next church meeting." T-Mobile has written to several other landowners including Isle of Wedmore Golf Club, NatWest Bank, Brick House Farm and Wedmore Scout Hut.

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