Cllr. Healy commented: “I am now calling on the Council to intervene to end this dispute which is causing bad feeling in the local community. Unfortunately the club have put themselves in a situation of conflict with local residents and parents of schoolchildren. Mobile phone transmitters should not be sited beside schools. Fingal County Council have included an exclusion distance of 500m in the new Development Plan.”
Background: At the moment, parents of schoolchildren attending Ss. Peter and Pauls’ Boy’s National School are mounting a 24 hour blockade of the Football Club to prevent Hutchinson 3G from accessing the transmitters to switch them on. Hutchinson 3G arrived during the school mid term to switch on the transmitters. See attached press release from Baldoyle Against Radiation.
Further information: Cllr. David Healy 087 6178852, firstname.lastname@example.org
BALDOYLE AGAINST RADIATION
24 HOUR BLOCKADE AT MOBILE BASE STATION SITE
Beginning on Tuesday morning at 8am Baldoyle Against Radiation (BAR) have been blockading the Baldoyle United Football Club on the Brookstone Road Baldoyle.
At 8am Tuesday contractors for Hutchison 3G (H3G) were prevented from entering the site to erect additional equipment to the roof of the Football Club.
The stand off continues at the Football Club where a 24 Hour vigil has been put in place.
BAR have been battling with H3G and the Football club since October
2004 when equipment was first installed.
The site at the Football Club has no planning permission and under planning law H3G claim the installation of the 3G base stations are an exempt development under the 2001 planning act.
Contractors from Glasgow have been in the Baldoyle area all day Tuesday but have been unable to gain access to the Club House with the campaign protesting at the entrance to the Club.
Chairperson for BAR Brian Greene said "this is the third time that during school holidays the phone company have returned to install the equipment, the siting of the mast next to our local primary school is totally unacceptable"
The protest will continue until the Club decides to withdraw from the contract.
BAR is a campaign for the sensible siting of phone masts in the Baldoyle area.
A community wide protest is planned at the football club