Eastoft Residents hoping for faster Broadband should consider staying with their current telephone and broadband supplier and don’t commit to a new 12 months or longer contract.
More to follow shortly ……..
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 A161 between Crowle and Eastoft will be closed overnight
Highways Project and Maintenance Officer
Highways and Neighbourhood Services
North Lincolnshire Council
8-9 Billet Lane
Normanby Enterprise Park
Scunthorpe DN15 9YH
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
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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 email@example.com and one of the team will reply to you.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
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.
Rescheduled due to Snow
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:-
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – March 2018
The Marshland Benefice is a team of churches working together.
You are welcome to come to services in any of our churches.
More details nearer the time – hope to see you there!
Church and Chapel Contacts
Priest in charge: Revd Justine Smith 01405 704626 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitgift: Jill Rudd 01405 704325; Miriam Drayton 01405 704240
Methodist Church: Revd Peter Barnett 01405 896701 email@example.com