Successful campaign against mast plan
Campaigners have been victorious in their fight against an unwanted mast which would have been opposite Belford's war memorial.
Local MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the local councillor and residents lobbied against the installation of the mast for smart meters.
The mast installation had been attempted previously and was stopped by local residents. Further battles over its installation followed, which meant that an eleventh-hour attempt to stop the mast was needed, and was successful.
Anne-Marie said: “It was absolutely clear that this mast wasn’t in keeping with the area, didn’t have the support of residents and was in completely the wrong position that was opposite a war memorial. We know more than most in rural areas that technology advances are important, but they must be sensitive to the area and ensure they have community backing.”