Superfast Broadband by Autumn 2018

Please see Email received Late April 2018

 

Subject: Ultrafast Broadband Delivery Coming Soon to your village!

 

 Dear Chairman,

 

 Northamptonshire County Council’s partnership with Gigaclear is well underway.  We are making good progress on bringing ultrafast broadband (up to 1,000Mbps), through the Superfast Northamptonshire project, to properties in rural areas of Northamptonshire, which currently have low broadband speeds. This means that these areas will benefit from the fastest broadband speeds available in the UK.

 

 We are pleased to let you know that the Gigaclear team will be starting work shortly in Appletree, Edgecote and Chipping Warden. Work is scheduled to complete in the in the quarter July to September 2018. Please note these dates are subject to change.  Follow the links below for details of any changes.

 

 Below is what will happen during this time and we would be grateful if you could circulate this information further with parish councillors and the local community.

 

 Installing the network and making good afterwards

This will involve digging up pavements and roads as Gigaclear installs the full fibre cabling along with connection points outside the boundary of every property. All residents and businesses will be informed as soon as their connection is ready and can take full advantage of ultrafast speeds. 

 Everything disrupted by the installation will be reinstated to Highways Authorities and Utilities Committee standards.

 

 Keeping you informed

 

Gigaclear will provide channels of communication to help answer questions. They are also happy to attend a parish meeting to explain more about the rollout.

 

 Further details of the areas covered in the project, and other useful information, can be found on Gigaclear’s and the Superfast Northamptonshire project websites, see links below.

 

https://www.gigaclear.com/postcode-checker/superfastnorthamptonshire  – to register and receive the most up to date roll out information.

 

https://www.gigaclear.com/contact-us/  – please do not hesitate to get in touch with Gigaclear either online or by phone if you have any queries.

 

http://www.superfastnorthamptonshire.net/Pages/working-with-gigaclear.aspx  – provides further information about the Superfast Northamptonshire project and the County Council’s partnership with Gigaclear.

 

 For more information, please find attached a copy of Gigaclear’s Parish Pack leaflet.

 

 Kindest Regards

 

Broadband Delivery Team

Identifying HS2 workers – important

Last week two strangers were seen walking round the allotments wearing hi-vis jackets.  When questioned they claimed to be from HS2.  Nigel Galletly (our PC Chairman) queried this with HS2 who have denied that they were their employees.

Subsequently Hs2 have send this image of the HS2 branded clothing that HS2 employees and contractors will be wearing.

If anyone spots someone in the village wearing hi-vis, please challenge them if they are not wearing this clothing (or even if they are and not where they are meant to be), and let us know so we can inform HS2 and/or the police.

 

 

Village Fete

The Chipping Warden Spring Fete and Dog Show was held on the 30th April – we were very lucky with the weather and it was a great success.  Over £3500 was raised for the Church and the Chipping Warden Sports Club.  A huge thank you to everyone who came and everyone who helped.

Website relaunch!

The Chipping Warden and Edgcote Parish Council website has been relaunched.

The site is designed not only to ensure that all Parish Council documentation is easy to access and read, but also to provide an umbrella site for all other village organisations.  Several are included at launch – but these can be added to as the site evolves.

In addition, it will provide another way for HS2 to communicate with the village now that the HS2 Bill has been given Royal Assent and construction of both the bypass and the line will go ahead.

Please send ideas, feedback, news items, calendar entries, photos or any other content to editor@chippingwarden.org.