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Broadband Meeting

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

Wednesday 28th Feb at 7.00pm.

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 –
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.


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SSE Rejects outright our application for funds.

Eastoft Broadband Extension update

SSE Rejects outright our application for funds.

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

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.

Tony Woodhouse


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Village Liaison Event

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.

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Eastoft Broadband Extension Update

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 😊 ).


Tony Woodhouse

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Church Services – January 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

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

Whitgift: Jill Rudd 01405 704325; Miriam Drayton 01405 704240

Methodist Church: Revd Peter Barnett 01405 896701

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

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A161 Old Goole to Eastoft

A161 Old Goole to Eastoft Major Carriageway Improvements

A161 Old Goole to Eastoft Major Carriageway Improvements Resurfacing works are due to commence on 8th January 2018 on sections of the A161 between South Park Road junction and Adlingfleet Grange, with minor preparatory works in Swinefleet village taking place in advance of this. The -work will be carried out by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Streetscene Services and is expected to take about 8 weeks in total to complete (weather permitting). Resurfacing will be carried out in 4 phases as follows –

Phase 1 – Warpingdrain Bridge to Swinefleet mini roundabout/Church Street.

Commencing Monday 8th January with a base layer west of Fisk Road with the road open to traffic but under convoy control until Friday 12th January.

A road closure is then required for the following 2 weeks commencing
Monday 15th January until Friday 26th January
where the road is narrower in the village section and for the laying of surface courses, this will operate Monday to Friday 09:30hrs to 15:30hrs.
The road will be open outside these hours to allow the passage of commuter and school traffic.

Note night time closures and working have been considered but the levels of unavoidable noise generated by the works would be unacceptable in this residential length. Signs will be erected 2 weeks prior to the closure to give advanced warning to the road users.

Phases 2, 3 and 4 in the following order;
  • Phase 2 – South Park Road to Earnshaws Drain Bridge around 1 week duration
  • Phase 3 – 1.6 Km length west of and including Ousefleet Cottages Bend around 2 weeks duration
  •  Phase 4 – Re-kerbing inside of bend at Adlingfleet Grange around 1 week duration

Roads widths on these 3 phases allow safe working with the road open under traffic signals and with vehicles following a convoy vehicle through the working area at 10mph maximum; working hours 07.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday.

It is accepted that Phase 1 works will cause major disruption to residents and businesses particularly to those in the Swinefleet area and we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused; however the above working arrangements are thought to be the best compromise available to construct the works quickly, safely, without disruption to sleep and at reasonable cost.

There will also be a long term benefit for the Village as the road will be surfaced with an extremely quiet and skid resistant road surface similar to that at the recently resurfaced A614 at Howden.

Officers will be exhibiting further details of the works at Swinefleet Village Hall on Tuesday 12th December at 6pm to 7.30pm and all affected are invited to attend.

Further updates may be given as the scheme progresses but please don’t hesitate to contact  should you have any queries, require further information, or have any special or specific access requirements.

Whilst the works are underway on site Mick Norville (Site Manager) Tel. 01482 393939

Other enquiries before or after the works take place Dave Berry (Project Manager) Tel. 01482 393939

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