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10 February 2019 - fibre installation in W Lydford continues - latest

Press release by Openreach

The Directors would like to thank all the contributors to the project as the target amount has now been reached.

The majority of the works so far have been focussed on underground work to Castle Cary and in the next few weeks we expect to see a number of faulty telegraph poles replaced.  Fibre is being installed in West Lydford.

Openreach have informed us that there have been some delays in obtaining the necessary road closures and traffic management systems  approved by the Highways department, which may result in a minor delay to our contract completion, however they are doing everything possible to mitigate the situation.

We signed the contract with Openreach to bring FTTP to Lydford and Foddington back in May 2018.  It will provide an ultrafast future-proof system that is not reliant on the ageing copper wires with their unreliability and potential for crosstalk.

We have now raised sufficient funds to make our contract payments to Openreach, but we still have to maintain a contingency fund to pay for administrative expenses (such as fees for accountancy services and Companies House procedures), so while we are not actively fund-raising we welcome donations from residents to help us to cover these extra costs to the project.


When will the system be up and running?

The contract provides for completion within 12 months from signing, so May 2019.

How will the project be managed?

One of our company directors is in touch regularly with the Openreach project manager and will be closely monitoring progress.  The project is one of the largest  Community Fibre Partnerships and has high visibility at senior levels within Openreach.

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And finally...

We would like to express our appreciation and thanks to all our contributing residents and local businesses, to the supporting volunteers, to Lydford Fundraisers, to Lydford Parish Council and Babcary Parish Council, and to the supporting grant bodies.

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Lydford Broadband CIC is committed to protecting your information in accordance with this policy.
The information we may hold about you
  • Contact information (eg name, address, phone number, email address)
  • Financial information (eg amount pledged, amount contributed, bank reference information, payment method, date contributed)
How we use your information
  • to provide you with project progress reports or other information
  • to properly record and account for monies received so that they may be checked or audited
  • to properly comply with any requirement imposed by law
  • to contact you or avoid contacting you as appropriate (eg where you have already contributed or declined to contribute)
  • to return monies where possible if the project does not proceed
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  • not supply your data to anyone else unless required by law
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  • ensure that personal data is destroyed when the CIC is wound up, subject to then current legislation
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Page updated 10 February 2019