Well the mast is finished and it is a total eyesore on Beacon Road.
Our local councillors have not replied to a further E-Mail sent by myself asking for clarification for the readers of this blog. I did see Andrian Andrew’s comments in the Great Barr Observer and I understand a Conservative leaflet has been delivered today in which they have blamed Vodafone.
I am proud that this blog first brought to the attention of people the issue with the mast and the confusion we feel. We should remember that Walsall Council did refuse permission within the 56 days notice and Vodafone are claiming that they never received this.
Valerie Vaz MP (Walsall South LAB) has been kind enough to contact myself with this statement
“I have spoken to Vodafone and I put it to them that their position on whether they received notice of refusal for planning permission should be argued before the Courts. I consider they were deemed to have notice. If they do not take down the mast, the consumers of Pheasey may not want to purchase Vodafone or O2 products. They told me they will meet with the Council on the 21 July. I hope they realise this is not an appropriate position for the mast”