LOCAL Bill Wiggin MP is battling for better mobile phone reception in Fownhope.

He spoke recently with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport , Sajid Javid MP, about the poor mobile reception in the Fownhope area.

This follows a decision by Arqiva not to proceed with a proposed new mast in Fownhope.

Mr Wiggin said: “I am pleased to report that the Secretary of State listened to my concerns and has promised to investigate the matter.

“I want this issue to be resolved as soon as possible so the residents of Fownhope can receive the benefits of good mobile phone signal.

“I can assure those who live and work in Fownhope that I will continue to press this matter in Parliament until we have the result that both my constituents and I want to see.”