A mobile phone company wants to put up 6 new phone masts in my area because we are on top of a hill. The local people don't want this but the phone company try again and again every couple of years hoping to succeed in putting up their masts. So I've been going round door to door around my neighbourhood for a couple of hours every evening for the last couple of weeks collecting signatures for a petition against them. Nearly all the people are happy to sign. I think it's only about 1 in about 70 that says they want the new masts. I have to present the letters of objection and the petition at a meeting on Tuesday morning.
Every few years the government make it harder and harder to object to the masts being build by taking away one by one our right to object on certain issues and to be honest this time, (as last time) we don't really have a leg to stand on other than the amount of objections we get.
But we have succeeded in keeping them away for the last 8 years - I just wish we could keep them away forever!