It's time to bring
decent mobile coverage to all parts of the Parish!
If you look here you will see
that more than 12 years ago the mobile company Orange wanted to
install a local transmitter to improve service. Unfortunately a very well
financed but equally poorly informed "not in my back yard" campaign was
started bringing all sorts of completely wrongly informed scare mongering
which was nevertheless very successful as the application was denied, and
since then Orange and every other mobile operator have been scared to come
within miles of our Parish boundary! The result is that if you look at any
mobile coverage map you will see that many parts of Horsted Keynes have no
mobile coverage whatsoever. Apart from being inconvenient this is downright
dangerous - for example dog walkers who might have an accident.
now available in Horsted Keynes. Joanne de Diepold Braham is a
fully registered and accredited Osteopath recently moved to the
village. Osteopathy is suitable for all ages from new born to
Call or text Joanne on 07833 783384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It's rather ironic that some of the same people who so
strenuously objected to the Orange mast application are now complaining in
the Village Plan that they can't use their mobile phones or their tablets
etc. at home!
It's also worth reporting that had the cell site been
activated there is little doubt that the other main operators would by now
be sharing the mast and with it have provided at their expense a fibre
connection which the whole village could have used to bring us a fast
broadband connection without the present delays and fuss. The village
would also have a back up internet connection to use if and when a power
cut takes out the new fibre network -
If nothing else, may we as webmasters ask that if
another planning application is put forward villagers think very, very
carefully before objecting to a pole in the corner of a field a quarter of
a mile outside the village! It's worth repeating a recent report which
said that a property without good mobile reception is worth up to 5% less
than one with! So if you don't like the look of the mast, look at the
value of your house instead!
The reason for this page is to ask for suggestion about
how we might encourage the main providers to extend their coverage in our
direction? We have the Bluebell Railway station - which incidentally has
NO coverage over much of its area - and other local attractions yet
Horsted Keynes is still in the electronic dark ages.
If YOU can suggest a way to get us some publicity do
please get in touch with us.