A vote is being held by Stroud Town Council to decide whether it should oppose the roll-out of 5G.
At the Council’s meeting on September 2, a motion will be proposed that Stroud should not consent to the new communications technology being installed in the town.
The recommendation, led by Cllrs Schoemaker and Marjoram (both Trinity ward), follows extensive concern from not just the local community, but from across the country and overseas as to the possible detrimental effects of the next generation of wireless technology that follows 2G, 3G and 4G.
The motion being put forward asks that the Council should not consent to the roll-out of 5G in the town “until there is conclusive evidence from independent scientific research that 5G wireless radiation is safe for people and the environment.”
The call comes contrary to the support of 5G by the government and telecom industry who cite the economic benefits of much faster broadband speeds.
Stroud Town Council will meet on Monday, September 2 at 7.30pm at Thanet House, 58 London Road.