‘Trees are blocking TV signal’

Lesley Bunyan and Patricia Weeden are having problems with their TV as there ae some big trees in the way which they say need taking down.

Lesley Bunyan and Patricia Weeden are having problems with their TV as there ae some big trees in the way which they say need taking down.

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A BURY ST Edmunds couple fear they will be unable to watch TV at one of their homes following the digital switchover as two trees are blocking the signal.

Lesley Bunyan has been told by professionals that the silver birch trees in front of his home, in Glanfield Walk, will prevent he and his partner Patricia Weeden from receiving digital TV.

They now have until July before the transfer and have called for the trees to be removed.

Mrs Weeden, of Osmund Walk, said: “We’re getting television at the moment but we get a lot of interference. When it’s cut off there’s going to be nothing because the trees are right in the line of it.

“We’ve had three professionals down and they can’t do it until the trees are removed. We’ve been to the council two or three times about this.

“Those trees are too big for that area. They must be double the size of the bungalow.”

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “Following a site visit, we have confirmed that the trees do not represent a highways problem and a tree specialist from St Edmundsbury Borough Council has advised that the trees are in good condition. On this basis, we cannot authorise their removal.

“We are sorry that we are unable to help Mr Bunyan in the way that he has requested but the matter has been fully investigated.”