Because of Covid regulations, activity in the last few months has been at a low level, mainly digging under drystone walls to feed the ducting to properties.
Some of those tasks have been easy (ish)
others less so
and some have demanded high levels of technical skills
a tough job but someone has to do it!
Then, suddenly, it’s all systems go as contractors have started on long planned tasks at Summerlands Trading Estate, Dove Nest Lane/Enyeat Rd (at the WWTW junction) and, this week, crossing the A65 at Sycamore Close. All of these will have impacted on traffic and access so once again our apologies for any inconvenience.
The plus side of these is that these works:
A MAJOR LEAP FORWARD!
If all goes to plan B4RN will be blowing fibre next week - thus more or less completing the core route round the east of the village.
B4RN contractors have completed the road crossing at Enyeat Rd/Dove Nest Lane crossroads which means we will shortly be able to connect the 20 or so properties abutting those fields.
Regrettably the planned crossing of the A65 at Sycamore Close was cancelled by contractors at short notice. We hope to get a new date very soon. This is a very important crossing for us as it opens up our route to the West of the A65, including Summerlands and onwards to our backup network feed from Stainton.
B4RN have a new Chief Executive, Michael Lee, ex army officer (REME and Royal Dragoons) and applying the military ethos of understanding how all parts of the business works he came to Preston Richard to watch how his staff (Frank and Barry) along with local volunteers Martin, Pip, David and Colin, handled this part of the process. And, showing his military basic training had not been wasted, was observed on his knees digging a trench to unearth a blockage in the ducting!
Thanks to Loz Johnston for the new banners that you can see around the village providing a colourful reminder to people that now is a good time to sign up for the service so that we can plan to get you connected. There is no obligation at this time. See our Service Request page.