Wokingham 5G Mast Protest
Residents object to 20-metre 5G mast at Vauxhall Park in Wokingham.
20:11 22 April 2022
Mobile Broadband Network Limited has filed an application to build a 20-metre 5G mast at Vauxhall Park. The telecoms company said that the area would "benefit from improved 5G network coverage" so more mobile phone users will have a faster and more reliable internet connection.
However, residents have lodged their objections. One community group member said: “It is inappropriate to put this station anywhere other than in an industrial setting.”
Another said: “It has taken ages to bring people into the top end of the precinct both shops and customers. This station would interfere with this and impact on town centre events and local residents.”
However, others are hope that the project will move forward. They said “in order to have good signal you need masts. Everyone wants signal but no masts.”