We set up an ePetition via the council website to help raise awareness and delay the rollout of 5G until such a time that it has been independently tested. The council rejected it for the reasons below:
Unfortunately your ePetition titled "Public Petition Against 5G Technology in Norfolk" has been rejected. The petition was rejected for the following reasons: Norfolk County Council does not have any currently active trials or demonstrations of 5G technology underway in the County.
O2 have already launched 5G in Norwich and others may follow when they deem it economically viable. They are entitled to do this without reference to the local authorities as they are governed by central government (DCMS) and Ofcom. Any 5G health concerns should be directed to Ofcom or Public Health England as stated on our website www.norfolk.gov.uk/digital.
We can be petitioned about services that the County Council has a direct responsibility to provide, or about issues within Norfolk which we can influence in some way.
We therefore will not be able to accept your petition but suggest that you may wish to raise these issues with your local Norfolk MP.
Regards, ePetitions Admin Team