With claims and counterclaims swirling over the arrival of 5G cellular mobile network, a local group has been formed in objection to its arrival in the town.
And they’ve called a public meeting, Say No To The Meridian Masts, happening at St Patrick’s on Church Road, May 15th.
Here’s the press release…
We are a group of residents that are opposed to the proliferation of unnecessary Microwave radiation so close to our homes and our schools. We would like you and your friends to come to the meeting to discuss how we can stop these 6 unwanted transmitters from being installed on top of the Meridian Centre.
On Mar 3, 2019 Wicklow County Council planners authorised (#181290) the installation of a large phone mast structure at the Meridian Point Centre in Greystones (Six 2.5m high antennae, and four transmission dishes on supporting poles including multiple remote radio units RRU’s).
These Meridian Masts will:
· Expose residents in the houses and apartments within 50 / 100 meters of the tower to microwave frequencies known to be biologically active 24/7.
· Expose all Workers/Shoppers/School and Afterschool Kids in and around the centre to known biologically active microwave frequencies.
· Will Significantly devalue all the surrounding property, potentially making the housing units in close proximity unsaleable. Who wants to live near high tension power lines or Microwave Phone Masts?
BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SAY STOP!
The people in Leixlip, Dun Laoghaire, Delgany and many other parts of the country have halted the placement of similar masts. We in Greystones can do the same. We can tell those in power that…..
Greystones says NO!
1996 : Irish planning guidelines required that masts be at least 1 km away from Houses and Schools
2012 : Our Government saw fit to relax these guidelines to exclude the 1Km requirement.
2016 to 2020 The Wicklow County Development plan states that “New support structures (masts) shall not be permitted within or in the immediate surrounds of a residential area or beside schools.”
However the property owner of the building in the centre where the masts will be located will initially be paid a significant sum of money and then be paid an annual rent for next 25 years.
NOTE: Other countries’ guidelines restrict mast placement near residential areas, and places where children spend a lot of time (school, home, care centres).
NOTE: Other countries are reducing the power output or encouraging Telecom providers to share services rather than placing more antennae on masts.
NOTE: Other countries have radiation limits 1000 times stricter than Ireland.
Ireland needs Wired Internet Access not Wireless Radiation.
Lots of good information on the web, check out a really good Irish web site here.
The public meeting for the Say No To The Meridian Masts will take place at St Patrick’s Recreational Centre on Wednesday, May 15th at 8.15pm. You can find out more by emailing AwarenessWiFi5G@gmail.com.
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