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Telegraph Poles, Ulverston

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 23 July 1947

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asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the Urban District Council of Ulverston, Lancashire, is disturbed at the number and position of telephone poles that are being erected, which seem to be out of proportion to the service being given; and whether his officials get in touch with local authorities with a view to preserving amenities wherever possible.

I have received representations from the Urban District Council of Ulverston on this matter. The poles in question were all erected with the Council's consent, but I will reconsider the siting of any to which they raise objection. The placing of telegraph poles in the public highway is subject to the consent of the highway authorities, and my officers have standing instructions to agree with those authorities details of siting and amenities.