Emergency wireless system to close

An emergency wireless communications system in Sussex is to be scrapped.

Wealden emergency radio network, installed in 1987, is still in operation, but the radio equipment is now old, less reliable and more difficult to repair and the district council wishes to close it down.

Jim van den Bos, of Wealden District Council has, however, been reported as saying: "We support local members of RAYNET, [a network of amateur radio users] who are willing to respond in an emergency."