We are so close to the remedy of this situation but we still need the help of the village people to get to a point of where we can get moving on the installation of broadband in the village that does not have access to faster broadband (to say nothing of reliability which as you know is poor).
I have to report that once again the SSE grant of funds to help us reach our target has been denied. This, as you may remember, is decided by a panel of local parish councillors from the North Isle of Axholme.
We asked for a relatively small amount of money (less than £15,000 out of a £175,000 fund) to enable us to sign a contract. The reasons supplied, once again, don’t make sense. I will not share them online but anyone who is interested can contact me for more information.
Click on the above map to take a closer look.
Do you want to help?
Don’t just think of it as really expensive (as already pointed out it will, in reality, cost you a around £200 in the FIRST 12-18 months only ( depending on your contract cost at present). And that will be spread over those same 12-18 months.
Think of more as adding value to your property and helping the village to have a decent broadband service in place of what it has now (for those who do not have access to superfast already).
Please carefully consider if you can help. If you know neighbours or friends that may be interested who are not on facebook or the Ineastoft site, then print the map off and this page and give it to them. If you know a local business that has not signed up or is unaware of what they can contribute let them and me know and I can talk them through the details.
It really is up to us if you want reliable fast broadband because if we don’t get there then you can sit back and hope that something will be done in the next 10-20 years for our wonderful little village.
Please could you give this some consideration and don’t hesitate to contact us on 07710502125 or email@example.com
if you want to discuss the above.
6th August 2018 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership
Who are we?
The North Lincolnshire Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership (NLSNP) is a partnership between the emergency services, councils and public, private and voluntary sector agencies working together to reduce crime, disorder and substance misuse.
What do we do?
The partnership works on a number of different levels to improve community safety in the area. From an executive boardroom to a resident’s living room, Safer Neighbourhoods activity takes many different forms. Examples of the partnership’s work include:
- Meeting together to look at changing trends in crime and drug use
- Sharing information and ideas about crime and drugs
- Trying to improve how existing services are delivered
- Commissioning drug and alcohol treatment services and crime reduction measures
- Encouraging young people to take up useful leisure activities
- Working together with residents and voluntary groups on specific neighbourhood problems
The North Lincolnshire Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership
Community Engagement Fieldworker
Tel: 01724 244636
Mob: 07901 103571
Eastoft Village Hall, 1 High St, Eastoft, Scunthorpe DN17 4PA, UK
See more details
Eastoft Broadband Extension Update as of 29/7/2018
We now have the final figure from Openreach
Unfortunately, due to making sure that everyone on the western side of the village can be served, the price has gone up (back to where we were in the first place when only 121 premises were to be served; now the number is 149 premises). Due to this we are a few thousand short of the final figure that would enable us to sign the contract. We are very grateful for all of you who have signed up for the voucher scheme but really need for some more to come forward.
I am aware that the cost of moving to fibre would seem excessive to some and this has put some of and understandingly there are some who really would not benefit due to low usage.
However, I would like to encourage those whose reticence is due to perceived cost to look at your total bill for your broadband service (some of you may even still be paying for an extra line unnecessarily) and then compare that to the expected cost of the first year for fibre service through the voucher system.
For instance (in round figures) the cost to me at present for the very slow unreliable system per month is £43 (including vat and line rental) and to get the full fibre service from BT at present prices (I have been quoted direct from BT online chat) would be £54.95 including vat and line rental. So;
Please could you give this some consideration and don’t hesitate to contact us on 07710502125 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss the above.
And please remember this is for the minimum contract only even which if 18 months is still just over £200 for the year and then you may well choose to downgrade your speed to a cheaper plane. Please also note that I cannot guarantee these prices as they are obtained at this date.
Date: 10th June 2018
Time of event: 10am – 3pm
We have an alpaca herd and plenty of chickens and sheep that the public have the opportunity to meet.
We will offer trailer rides throughout the day to learn about what goes into the daily running of a farm and look in our pig fattening units.
Guided and unguided nature walks will be ran throughout the day to experience the natural environment. We will have activities on throughout the day for children, competitions to get involved in and plenty of food and drink to tuck in to.
About This Farm
Hall Farm is a 580 acre farm that holds 2,000 pigs as well as a number of Alpacas and Chickens. We also have a variety of crops such as cereals, Sugar Beet and Potatoes.
Hall Farm , Yorkshireside, , Eastfoft, , Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN17 4PG, United Kingdom
Event cost: Free
Highlights: Cereal crops (eg. barley, wheat); Oilseed crops; Sheep; Pigs; Poultry; Other livestock; Potatoes; Vegetables; Energy crops; Salads; Fruit; Flowers and plants; Environmental stewardship
Other livestock: We have a small alpaca herd as well as chickens.
For more information please contact:
Tel – 01724 798079
Email – email@example.com
Web – www.hallfarmeastoft.co.uk/
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
or speak to any committee member.
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.
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.
Clerk to Eastoft Parish Council