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Fownhope mobile phone mast petition handed to Herefordshire MP Bill Wiggin
12:55pm Monday 14th July 2014 in News
The Hereford Times reported in June that the village was earmarked to have the mast installed under the Government's 'mobile infrastructure project' to improve coverage in the area.
A total of £150million has been set aside by the Government to help rural areas in the country and it was understood that Fownhope would receive some of the funding.
However, the proposed mast was withdrawn because, according to the Government, there was enough mobile coverage in the village.
A petition, signed by 420 people, has since been set up to try and get the decision reversed.
Mr Wiggin has backed the campaign and was handed the petition last Friday.