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Amblecote and Brierley Hill residents vow to continue protests against 'unwanted' pole technology.

Residents in Amblecote and Brierley Hill have vowed continue plans against what they say is unwanted work to install pole based fibre technology in their area after a stand off with contractors trying to install them.

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Residents protest about telegraph poles being erected in Heronswood Drive, Brierley Hill. They prevented lorries from contractors BV Communications working on behalf of Brsk getting through to deliver pole technology.

On Monday, members of Amblecote Campaign Team (ACT) based around the Withymoor Estate successfully turned away lorries from BC Communications that were trying to deliver poles on behalf of Brsk. Residents say a near 1,400 signature petition has been delivered to Brsk bosses and the company is trying to roll out the unwanted poles to areas which have already rejected them, though they are not against new technology.

The company claim they are installing the poles as planned and with full permissions and approval of local councillors

Police were called to Heronswood Drive on Monday but left after a short while after a peaceful protest.

Residents from the Amblecote Campaign Team protesting
Residents protest about telegraph poles being erected in Heronswood Drive, Brierley Hill. They prevented lorries from contractors BV Communications working on behalf of Brsk getting through to deliver pole technology.

Today, deliveries of the poles are planned to Norbury Drive and Aldeford Drive in Brierley Hill and members of ACT said they will be there to stop them again.

They have the support of Stourbridge MP Suzanne Webb who has been an outspoken opponent of the company, which has tried to install the technology across the borough, including in Kingswinford, Wall Heath and Hayley Green.

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