Anger voiced over BT pole

The BT telegraph pole that has recently been installed at Rose Avenue
The BT telegraph pole that has recently been installed at Rose Avenue

Residents of Peterhead’s Rose Avenue have written letters of complaint to telecoms company BT after a telegraph pole was installed on their street without prior warning.

The pole is just one of a dozen that have recently made an appearance around the Meethill area.

One resident, who wishes to remain anonymous said: “It shouldn’t be here. BT never came to my door and said what they were going to do.

“I would think these days they could work on telephone cables underground but instead this has gone up.”

There is currently only one wire attached to the pole but residents are concerned that more wires in the future could lead to a “spider web” over their heads.

The resident added: “It is a hazard, that is all I see when I look out of my window.

“It is also an issue when we use the car - if the pole were to be knocked over it would land on the roof of my house because it is far too close.”

After receiving letters from residents, BT wrote back saying they would send out an engineer to try and resolve the issue.

These concerns have been raised at the most recent Community Council meeting in the hope that something can be done to resolve the matter.