We are delighted to report tangible progress in delivering Hyperfast Broadband to Preston Richard Parish.
This week has seen:
+ Connections at Crooklands
+ Connection at Millbrook
+ Installation of the Head End (main cabinet for the project) at the Village Hall.
And to explain the “small steps”. It’s an old proverb - ”the longest journey starts with a small step”.
At Crooklands and Millbrook some residents were fortunate that they were at home when B4RN technicians called to fit the house kits inside the property. Fortunate because the “lockdown“ kicked in almost immediately afterwards which means further fittings are on hold. However those that had been fitted could be completed by one person outside the house without breaching the regulations. So a small but important step forward - and one which moves Hyperfast broadband in our parish that bit closer.
Both Crooklands and Millbrook are currently fed from the Preston Patrick Cabinet but the digging to link them has been carried out by Preston Richard volunteers.
The rest of Endmoor will be fed from the Head End at the Village Hall and that was delivered today. Note the “low tech“ transfer system - rollers - as used to move the stones when the pyramids were built. This “Head End” will be the central point from which all the properties in the rest of the parish will be fed.
We are working on establishing the links from both Preston Patrick and Stainton to the Head End but we are held up at the moment by the lockdown regulations of no more than 2 people together and the 2 metre rule. This means our “dig days” have had to be suspended temporarily.
In the meantime - congratulations to those residents who now have “the connection”. Enjoy your good fortune - and to all other residents and businesses let’s hope the delay in rolling out “the connections” to you won’t be delayed too long.
And to the Parish Council and those who joined in the “dig days” before lockdown - many thanks. We couldn’t have got this far without your help.