Whilst we have been busy with a couple of pairs of dedicated volunteers doing "Tidy Up" tasks we are glad to say that we are hoping to restart the “Big Digs” on Saturday 10th April.
CHAMBER PR 401
Over the last few months readers will have seen reference to work on this chamber alongside the A65 at Sycamore Close - probably the most important single bit of the core network. Why is it so important?
Because, so far as the core network is concerned, it’s like a junction between two major motorways - an alternative route to B4RN’s connection to the national network and a critical route through Sycamore Close into Longwood, Woodside Close and other properties inside the village perimeter.
Currently there is a single connection to Preston Richard parish from Preston Patrick which means if there was a break in that cable we would be stuck.
The plan is that we create a second route to provide an alternative. That will run through Stainton to Hincaster and to the main national network at Arkholme. To create that route we had to dig under the A65.
You will see that Glenn is holding in his left hand the key ducting, Preston Richard’s second link to the national network.
The other key role for chamber PR401 is shown in Glenn’s right hand - the ducting to carry the service from chamber PR401 through Sycamore Close to Longwood, Woodside Close and adjoining properties.
WHAT ELSE HAS BEEN HAPPENING
The incremental work we have been allowed to do during lockdown has continued (B4RN volunteers are classed as “critical workers”) so we have been installing house kits and connecting properties. In addition B4RN staff have been blowing fibre and contractors have been busy digging road crossings - all of which means that those property owners will be able to get Hyperfast broadband when their current contract expires.
Shortly we will be working into the centre of Endmoor but to do so we will need help. Our Steering Group consists of only 7 volunteers supplemented by other volunteers on the Big Dig days - to push this through we will need additional help - every little bit helps. For information just contact us via the Contact page of this website.