Broadband Meeting

Rescheduled due to Snow

7pm Tuesday March 6th 2018

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

7pm Tuesday March 6th 2018

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 – moore4less55@gmail.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.

 

Church Services Dates

Church Services – March 2018
The Marshland Benefice is a team of churches working together.
You are welcome to come to services in any of our churches.

Dates for your diary!

More details nearer the time – hope to see you there!

  • 10th March 7pm: Over 100 years of Women & the Saxophone: Concert at All Saints Adlingfleet.
  • 11th March 11am: Family Service for Mothering Sunday at Eastoft with the church open until 3pm. 
  • 18th – 24th March: St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Exhibition at Fishlake Church 10am-5pm daily.
  • 24th April afternoon: Visit to Sheffield Cathedral with welcome by the Bishop, refreshments and evensong.
  • 28th April 7pm: Film Night at Whitgift, featuring Bygone Bikers & Spellbound in the East Riding of Yorks.
  • 29th April 11am: Dave Sample from Mission Trinity at the United Benefice Service, St Margaret Swinefleet.
  • 29th April 7pm: talk by interim minister Rev Harry Steel about pioneering work in the Sheffield Diocese
  • 13th May 11.30am – 4pm Whitgift Spring Fair.
  • 7th June evening: Inspirational Methodist minister Sue Pegg speaking on “Doing Church Inside out”
  • 10th June 11am: Family service at Hallmark farm’s open day in Eastoft
  • 30th June afternoon: Whitgift Garden Party 
  • 21st July 7pm: Concert by the Brayburn Singers at Whitgift
  • 29th July 11am: United Benefice service led by the Archdeacon of Doncaster Steve Wilcockson.
  • 1st December: Come and Sing  Messiah with Seasonal Music at Eastoft: 2pm rehearsal, 7pm performance

Church and Chapel Contacts
Priest in charge: Revd Justine Smith 01405 704626 justine.smith@sheffield.anglican.org
Please contact Justine for baptism, wedding and funeral enquiries.
marshlandbenefice.co.uk

Adlingfleet: Dave Hanney 07932 868047

Eastoft: Trevor Barker 01724 710616; Ian Bishop 01724 798756
Swinefleet: Revd Justine Smith 01405 704626 justine.smith@sheffield.anglican.org
Whitgift: Jill Rudd 01405 704325; Miriam Drayton 01405 704240

Methodist Church: Revd Peter Barnett 01405 896701   superintendent@gooleselbymethodist.org.uk

Join The Parish Council

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.

Anthia Taylor
Deputy Returning Officer

http://www.eastoftparishcouncil.org.uk/

Church Services – February 2018

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 justine.smith@sheffield.anglican.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 justine.smith@sheffield.anglican.org

Whitgift: Jill Rudd 01405 704325; Miriam Drayton 01405 704240

 

Methodist Church: Revd Peter Barnett 01405 896701    superintendent@gooleselbymethodist.org.uk

 

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

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