The Circuit Champions have been doing a great job, not just in the Village itself, but also in Crooklands where we had a successful Crooklands Community meeting at the hotel. As a result of the Champions’ work the number of people registering an interest in hyperfast broadband (Expressions of Interest) is increasing steadily. Wayleaves agreed have also increased so we now have agreement for over 50% of the 7 miles of the core network. Our thanks to the property and land owners involved - without their help and cooperation the project would be much more difficult.
The only key element which has been slower than expected, probably because of the holiday season, has been investment. To put it bluntly if, as a Community, we don’t generate the level of investment needed then the project will stall. If you are thinking of investing and getting 5% interest don’t put off what you can do today. Your financial support will help bring hyperfast broadband to our area.
We promised to keep you all updated. The next Community Meeting will be Monday 23rd September at the Club Inn at 7:30 pm. Look forward to seeing you there.