Monday, 12 March 2007

Community digs in to hide mast equipment

Local residents and councillors have rolled up their sleeves to hide some of the equipment next to the large mobile phone mast on Rodford Way, Yate.

After consulting local people, Dodington Parish Council managed to persuade mobile operator O2 to pay for some screen planting. “We thought it would be a good idea to do this as a community project,” said Cllr Paul Hulbert. “The planting will mark all the hard work put in by the residents group and the Parish Council”.

O2 will also be repainting the mast light grey, the colour chosen by the majority of the local people responding to the Parish Council survey.

The trees and bushes were planted in a single morning. “We were helped by Thomas, aged seven, who worked harder than everyone else!” said Mandy Sainsbury. “So much so that we’ve decided to call it Thomas’s Garden”

Pictured are residents Karen Bateman and Mandy Sainsbury, Cllrs Alan Lawrance, Paul Hulbert and Mike Robbins, and budding "Capability Brown" Thomas.

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