Further to the meeting on 7th Feb 2018 with Cllr’s Briggs & Reed & Sean Brennan representing N Lincs Council.
Sam Scott the SSE Case Officer for N Lincs Council had accepted the invitation though was unable to attend.
The meeting held was to review the outcome of the bid where the request for FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) was rejected. These reasons have been posted on the Eastoft Community page, however if you have not seen them or do not have access they are as follows:-
- The panel did not feel that the project met the objectives of the fund.
- The request for FTTP would involve the area receiving speeds higher than the rest of North Axholme, which would set a precedent for other areas (even those who already receive superfast FTTC) to apply.
- The panel does not feel that fibre installation, particularly FTTP, is an effective distribution of the funds in regards to befitting the North Axholme Community.
At the meeting EBE were informed that SSE would not fund FTTP, & were recommended to go down the FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) route.
It was suggested a further bid should be proposed at the April meeting. Though this request for FTTC is not guaranteed either as extra funding is likely to be required for whichever route we could have taken.
As EBE act on behalf of the village of Eastoft, the committee felt that it would be appropriate to invite all residents to attend a meeting at the village hall on
This would allow the residents to give their views on the current situation, & ensure EBE are acting on their preference of choice.
At the initial drop in session 59 residents attended, & it would be most helpful to see a similar number again. This would really ensure that EBE were acting on behalf of those interested in a faster & a more reliable Broadband service in the village.
It would be extremely helpful if you could confirm your attendance by contacting the EBE secretary by either method below.
Geoff Moore – email@example.com
mob 07419 836086
The more present the more likely we will be able to ask someone from N Lincs council to attend.
Refreshments will be available on the evening, we hope you can make it & look forward to seeing you.
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Susan May Kent, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Parish Councillor for the Parish.
If by Monday, 5th February 2018 (14 days* after the date of this notice), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at North Lincolnshire Council, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 1AB, signed by TEN electors for the said Eastoft, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
The election will take place not later than Thursday, 12th April 2018.
Deputy Returning Officer
Church Services – February 2018
The Marshland Benefice is a team of churches working together.
You are welcome to come to services in any of our churches.
Church and Chapel Contacts
Priest in charge: Revd Justine Smith 01405 704626 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Justine for baptism, wedding and funeral enquiries.
Adlingfleet: Dave Hanney 07932 868047
Eastoft: Trevor Barker 01724 710616; Ian Bishop 01724 798756
Swinefleet: Revd Justine Smith 01405 704626 email@example.com
Whitgift: Jill Rudd 01405 704325; Miriam Drayton 01405 704240
Methodist Church: Revd Peter Barnett 01405 896701 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marshland Benefice
All Saints ADLINGFLEET; St Bartholomew EASTOFT
St Margaret SWINEFLEET; St Mary Magdalene WHITGIFT
Part of the King’s Causeway Mission Partnership
in the Snaith and Hatfield Deanery
Diocese of Sheffield
Eastoft Broadband Extension update
After much discussion the application was unanimously rejected by the panel.
The main reasons for the rejection were the panel felt the project did not represent good value for money for almost one third of our annual fund.
Furthermore the request for FTTP would involve the area receiving speeds higher than the rest of North Axholme, which would set a precedent for other areas (even those who already receive superfast FTTC) applying.
The panel understands that the reason why the government funded NLBB scheme cannot assist is due to the presence of a superfast wireless provider.
Whilst fibre may be the preferred option in the area, the panel acknowledge that there is a superfast option and does not feel that fibre installation (to the premises in particular) would be an effective distribution of the funds in regards to benefitting the North Axholme Community.
Any questions can be asked this Saturday at the village hall during the Village Liaison meeting (we will be there) or especially on this
Sunday morning 11-12( ish)
Q&A session where we will be able to give fuller answers.
Please make an effort to come if you can.
Remember we are doing this for the village.
We are hosting a Farmland Bird ID day on
Friday 2nd February 10:15-2:30
includes presentation / education from RSPB officer on farmland birds etc,
light lunch, farm walk and links with Farmland Bird Count and is sponsored by GWCT
(www.gwct.org.uk) which is where people need to book.
The days costs £10 which is paid to GWCT.
This is a very informal meet and mingle event and It’s your chance to put a face to names and get to know what is available to you as a resident .
There are lots of community and social groups that meet within the village of Eastoft.
Whether you attend a village event or not decisions and proposals happen within the community.
There are so many ways to get involved within Eastoft, you are sure to find something that works for you.
Saturday 27th January 2018
2pm till 3pm
Eastoft Village Hall
A representative will be available to answer any questions .
Groups attending so far.
Eastoft Parish Council – Web Page
Eastoft Gardening Club – Web Page
Eastoft Church of England Primary School – Web Page
Eastoft Community Welfare Association – Web Page
The River Don Tavern – Web Page
The Church and Marshlands Benefice – Web Page
Eastoft Broadband Extension Group – Web Page
Hall Farm Eastoft – Web Page
Anybody is welcome to promote their cause within the village , just turn up !
Look forward to seeing you.
Eastoft Broadband Extension Update
We have now submitted the bid with the assistance of Councillor Reed to SSE for funding towards the Full Fibre,
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) installation.
Thanks to you all who have responded with your letters of support.
However, if there are any of you that have not yet & would like to write a letter of support then we would be pleased to receive them as soon as possible.
We would require them by no later than the 11th January as they need to be submitted to the SSE Case Officer at least 7 days before the panel meet on the 22nd January.
You don’t have to write a story but we need as many as possible from residents (as well as businesses ) even if just to say we will probably have the service.
Finally, we are looking to organise a Q & A session in the near future probably latish on a Sunday morning for around an hour at the Village Hall where you can ask us that burning question you want answering?
No matter how simple that question may be.
We are looking at the 28th January, 11 o’clock till 12 o’clock with tea and coffee available after (or you could adjourn to the pub 😊 ).
Tel : 07419 836086
email : email@example.com