Not a phrase we have used in recent months what with the weather and the pandemic etc but, after a few weekends of “tidy - up” jobs, this weekend we will be scaling up a tad. Still not the “Big Digs” of early weekends, as we will still be working within Covid guidelines, but we will need 6-8 volunteers.
The work will be through gardens, lawns and block paving at Sycamore Close but easier than some of our work on the ground behind Low Cottages.
Parking is limited and to avoid inconveniencing residents we ask volunteers to park at the Village Hall and walk back to Sycamore Close via the ginnel at the side of the football pitch.
Meet at Village Hall at 09:30 this Saturday 10th April and, as previously, it helps if you can let me know if you can help.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07974 833850
The accumulated “Tidy Up” jobs of the last few weeks meant that we had a full day’s work for our B4RN colleague - Frank - who came and blew fibre to 17 properties yesterday.
This weekend’s work is the beginning of Stage 2 of the community broadband project. Stage 1 involved burying the ring main ducting into fields around the village enabling individual services to be provided to properties. Stage 2 is to push from the perimeter into the centre of the village - and it will pose some different technical challenges.
A comment from a reader following our last post - many thanks.
I'm very pleased to see that B4RN continue to construct what are known as "dual diverse routed feeds". It might interest you to know that only the likes of B4RN provide these facilities right down to each cabinet thus reducing the number of outages quite considerably. This compares to the larger telcos who only do so to the local exchange leaving all the rest of their local network unprotected. In addition, instead of providing a pair of fibres for each property, the others often share a fibre pair between 32 properties thus reducing both the speed performance and the reliability of their more expensive services ! VERY WELL DONE the B4RN brigade !