ECHO, March 17, 2005
RESIDENTS WORRIED BY NEW MAST PLANS
Angry residents called a meeting to discuss proposals to put up a 12 metre high phone mast on a roundabout on the edge of Haverhill.
The residents were concerned that the mast could damage the health of people living nearby and were worried about the detrimental effect it could have on house prices.
Jo Robbins, one of the organisers of the meeting, said there had been a tremendous response.
“The phone just hasn’t stopped ringing,” she said. “They’re up in arms.”
‘COUNCIL’S ROADWORKS DAMAGED OUR HOTEL’ CLAIM THE LANDLORDS
A hotel’s owners were seeking compensation after claiming the vibrations from roadworks caused cracks to appear in its walls and windows.
Ron and Susan Davies, of the Rose and Crown Hotel in Haverhill, claimed the machines used on the road shook the building like an earthquake would have done, causing noise and smoke so bad the bar had to be evacuated.
Mr Davies said: “It was so bad I lost a night’s trading.”