So it appears that we can move forward at last!!!! We have finally managed to get a small grant off SSE North Lincolnshire Sustainable Development Fund to get us within sight of the finishing post. We are of course grateful to them for helping in this way.
However it now depends on all those that have signed up to say that they will have the new broadband to respond to any inquiries made by Openreach (both businesses and residents) so that the vouchers can be claimed to fund the majority of the costs.
Now, you may have been considering joining in on this and think ‘Now I don’t need to’ but that is NOT the case. Please still consider signing up especially if you will have the ultra fast broadband when it is available as this will make sure we have enough voucher funds (we only just have enough at present). EVERY one helps.
We need to start the process soon so if you want to sign up then contact me as we will need to send in the voucher list very soon.
Many many thanks for all the businesses and residents who have signed up already we are very grateful to you and you can stand proud for doing your bit for the village (we understand very clearly that not everyone can do this and that some will not ever need it) but a few more will make us more secure in being able to get going without worry.
Please please please consider signing. If you need more info or just want to sign up (which you can do over the phone if you want) then message/email me and I will contact you or give me a ring on 07710502125.
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This Sunday, 4th November 2018, we will be holding our annual Memorial Service for the Marshland Benefice, at 3pm at Eastoft Church.
All are welcome to this short service, and especially those who have been bereaved in the last year.
Please consider arriving a few minutes early to add names to the memorial list which will be read out during the service.
Here are our other November services: you are welcome to come and try one!
4R Proposal Swinefleet
As I promised residents, I recently met with 4R who are behind the controversial potential planning application in Swinefleet. Many residents turned up to the recent consultation event, as did representatives from my office.
Sadly, I was unable to attend and therefore undertook to meet 4R myself to express my reservations about their proposed operation and the concerns of local residents.
I had a very civil meeting with representatives of 4R but it is fair to say we had to agree to differ about the impact of this potential operation and the appropriateness of the site proposed.
The crux of 4R’s argument was that there is a local need for their product and that the site they have selected already had permissions in place which allow it to be used for operations which can already have an impact on local residents.
I take a slightly different view and expressed this to them, particularly the impact that their operation could have from a transport point of view. With up to 32 HGV movements a day through Old Goole and Swinefleet as part of this operation, it is clear that there could be quite an impact on local residents.
I explained to 4R that we have had more than our fair share of disruption locally, not least with the construction of so many wind farms in the area and many of us feel there has already been enough industrialisation of our rural area from these.
I made very clear that residents are very concerned about an increase in HGVs and concerns about what some of these could be carrying and also when these movements would take place.
In short, we had a very civil meeting but I made clear to them that my job was to represent the concerns of local residents and that I would be doing just that if and when this progresses to a full application. Those concerns are legitimate and I will ensure that residents are kept fully updated.
Next ECWA Meeting:
30th October 2018 @ 19:30 – 20:30
Eastoft Community Welfare Association Is a registered charity (number 515486) It’s purpose is to provide, maintain and improve the village hall and playground by raising money through various activities.We are a small, but enthusiastic, group of volunteers.
We welcome new members who are happy to join our informal group.
We meet 6 times a year over coffee or wine, at various venues!I f you are interested in coming along to one of our meetings, we would welcome your ideas and input for planning.
If, however, you prefer a more practical approach then we would welcome any support or assistance for running repairs, fundraising, organising children’s events, grant applications or hall cleaning!