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Register for fibre

Time to register your interest

Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain

What is a gigabit connection?

gigabit connection  is the customer friendly name fiber to the premises (FTTP) 

The UK now has 95% coverage for superfast broadband with speeds of 24 megabits per second or higher. However, most superfast connections still depend on copper telephone wires, which are limited in the speeds they can support. For the fastest and most reliable broadband, capable of delivering gigabit speeds, a full fibre connection is required.

One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits – so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could benefit you and your business into the future. Full fibre also supports symmetrical connections – meaning your upload and download speeds can be the same.

We have been informed by Openreach that we can apply for these vouchers which enable the fund to receive up to £500 per premises for none business people if they will sign up to take the service and have a speed of more than 100mbps download (Actually 160mbps download).

For further information and to register your details if you wish to sign up please contact the committee via me

tony@advanced-comms.co.uk
 07710502125
or speak to any committee member.

Good, very good news.

We have received a donation of £1000 towards the supply of FTTP to our part of the village via the CFP. This donation has come from a person who wishes to remain anonymous but has given permission to reveal that they live in the part of the village already served by FTTC. WE have thanked them profusely on behalf of the committee and the residents of Eastoft.

There may well be further news on this at a later date; keep on looking.

EBE Committee.

A161 Overnight Closures

 

The A161 between Crowle and Eastoft will be closed overnight

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd March from 19.00 – 05.30

Steve Dixon
Highways Project and Maintenance Officer
Highways and Neighbourhood Services
North Lincolnshire Council
8-9 Billet Lane
Normanby Enterprise Park
Scunthorpe DN15 9YH

True Grit

The two grit bins in Eastoft village can be used by residents if the snowy weather returns.
No one used them in the recent cold spell but the parish council have plenty of grit to restock.

Situated on the village green and pond site.

Thanks

Nichola Ingleton

Clerk to Eastoft Parish Council

Community Champions

Do you have a Lincolnshire Co op dividend card?

If yes read on

as your help could make a massive difference to our village!

We (ECWA) have applied to be a Co op Local Community Champion so that we can upgrade the heaters at the Eastoft village hall to make it warmer building suitable for all ages of the community. Being a Community Champion means that when shoppers at the Crowle store purchase plastic carrier bags the 5p cost will go to ECWA .

But we need your vote to make this happen!!

Please go to www.lincolnshire.coop

enter your dividend card number

and then click on ECWA.

It’s that simple.

If you have any questions about our project then please do contact ECWA on eastoftcwa@gmail.com and one of the team will reply to you.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

EASTOFT BROADBAND EXTENSION

EASTOFT BROADBAND EXTENSION
MEETING held at Eastoft Village hall 6th March

Many thanks to all those who turned out for an extremely interactive & encouraging meeting last night at the village hall.

Also a big thanks to Cllr Reed for attending & her responses to the many questions posed.

It was disappointing that no member of the Parish Council attended other than Sandra Taylor who is on the EBE committee. With such an important topic one might have thought there would have been an interest shown from one or two who sit on the Parish council, alas this was not to be the case. This will be brought to the attention of the Parish Council, as an agenda point on Monday 12th March meeting.

The meeting was held on behalf of the village to ascertain what the residents views were on the Superfast Broadband options, & what actions the committee could take forward on their behalf.

After many questions wereanswered, mostly around funding, those attending seemed very clear in their conclusions that they would prefer FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) rather than the FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) option, which would leave in excess of 18 residents without some or any improvement in their broadband speed & reliability.

The vote was quite unanimous, with 18 out of 20 attending voting for FTTP. We also know of other residents who have shown interest who could not come for personal reasons.

However, this then begs the question of how to raise the funds for such a project, with a figure in excess of £50,000 needing to be raised.

Cllr Reed expressed the avenues she had already explored, though to date without any positive outcomes. However it was suggested from the floor that we should be able to go back to SSE, & ask the panel who preside over the projects, to consider the bid again, & that we should be able to ask for £30k. Though previously we have been told, this would only be for FTTC. A suitable case is to be presented at the next round of meetings in late April. There is also an additional SSE fund for North Lincs of £170k per annum, which has not supported the Isle much over the past few years, so that is another possible source. There was talk about turning the Hall into an Internet Café, where there may be an option to apply to Awards for All. Also another couple of wind farms adjacent to the area can be contacted.

One of the funding options is to support Lincs Lotto, for every £1 spent, 50p would be donated to the cause. (www.lincslotto.co.uk) Of course there is also the chance of winning a nice monetary prize each week. As we have already registered for Lincslotto just go to their web site & search for Eastoft Broadband. Plus if any residents have any fund raising ideas please let us know, as the more active we are, the more favourable the project will be received.

Those attending last night completed a short questionnaire, asking about their current broadband experience & speed. This questionnaire will be placed online & anyone wishing to add their information will be appreciated. If you let us know your e mail address too we will add you to the directory for future communications.

COMMITTEE Vacancies – we have a committee of 4 persons currently, with one having to stand down owing to personal reasons. This gives us 2 posts vacant for anyone who wishes to offer their time & energy to the project. The committee meet generally on a monthly basis or as & when required. Also meeting with Cllrs & North Lincs from time to time, so it isn’t a great commitment of time, but it would be beneficial to have a full committee to share the tasks that lay ahead.

A final thank you again to all those who voiced their opinions last night, of which there were many, & so encouraging & positive were the outcomes.

EBE Committee