Broadband update

Following the Parish Council meeting last week, Councillor Tydeman has shared some interesting news from Paul Bimson, Regional Partnership Director, BT East Midlands:

“Following the initial planning process needed to determine the most viable solution for the village to enable premises to receive superfast speeds via fibre broadband, the selected technology now being planned for deployment is Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).  FTTP is capable of Ultrafast speeds (up to 330Mbps currently but the technology is capable of going much faster.)  Deploying FTTP is complex.  Openreach are working to have all of the necessary engineering work completed and fibre cables installed and operational during Q3 of this year.  To provision FTTP to the village this will also require a key upgrade of the technology located in the serving exchange, hence the extended timescale.”

I understand that this news is unrelated to the Community Fibre Partnership Scheme which I wrote about recently, promoted by a different BT Excecutive, Glenn Fendall.

More about FTTP (BT)
Even more about FTTP!
Note: Continue reading

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Soup Night

The Bain Valley Churches group invite you to a Soup Night on Friday February 9th at 7.pm, in the Kirkby on Bain Primary School hall . RSVP:  susan.333allison@btinternet.com or call 01526 348505.

 

 

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Parish Council meeting January 2018

The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday
January 4 in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.
As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say! You can download relevant documents from the Parish Council website: Continue reading

Parish Council Website

Following  a recent review of this website and discussions regarding the legal requirement to publicise all Kirkby on Bain Parish Council activities, Councillors recently agreed to set up a new Parish Council website which you can access directly or from this site’s home page. The new website is administered by our Parish Clerk, and it is now live. Continue reading

Broadband update: Community Fibre Partnerships

Over the last few weeks John Dudley and I have been exploring this relatively new Openreach scheme which applies only to those who live and work in “remote” areas who cannot access the internet by fibre optical cable and who are not on an existing fast broadband rollout. We now appear to be in that category.

Put simply, the idea is that internet users in such areas should raise part of the initial costs of laying a fibre cable to the nearest telephone cabinet themselves. In our case this would mean a share of the costs of laying a cable from the nearest fibre-enabled cabinet at the Woodhall Spa end of Kirkby Lane to our local cabinet opposite the Ebrington Arms, plus the necessary electronic equipment to handle the data.

Frankly, we are sceptical. We have studied the details and asked ourselves some basic questions: Continue reading

Street lighting policy: Have your say

From Lincolnshire County Council, via the Parish Council:

Impact of the Part Night Street Lighting Policy

In April 2016, the County Council began a street light transformation programme, in a bid to save £1.7m per year from the £5m annual street lighting budget. As a result of the   changes, around 42,000 streetlights, mainly in residential areas, are now switched off between midnight and 6am.

A scrutiny panel of councillors is now carrying out a formal review into the impact of part
night lighting, looking at topics including the environment, crime rates, fears about safety and crime, emergency services, health and public health services, the impact on businesses and the night-time economy. Continue reading