Welcome to Lydford Broadband Community Interest Company
There has been some delay to the forecast completion date due to problems with traffic management and road closures, see below.
has been a great deal of Openreach activity in both West and East
Lydford recently, with engineers also working in
cables and connection points are being installed on many telegraph
poles. Some poles are not safe and are being replaced.
Work continues in various areas requiring road closures and traffic management activities.
The Directors would like to thank all the contributors to the project as the target amount has now been reached.
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.
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
When will the system be up and running?
Openreach have advised
us that there will be some delay to completion because of problems of
arranging road closures and Traffic Management Activities (TMAs) with
Somerset County Council. Because the situation is very fluid we
are not able to give a precise date for going live. However, the
information we have at present indicates that the live date will be
towards the end of June, although this is subject to change due to
matters over which we have no control.
In this context, project completion or "going live" means completion of
the infrastructure and an ability of residents to then order the fibre
service from their chosen ISP who will then arrange the connection to
We will issue further updates if and when more information is available.
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.
I have another question...
Please see our FAQs. If you
want to have a chat with someone, have a look here.
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.
Lydford Broadband CIC is committed to protecting your information in accordance with this policy.
Page updated 13 April 2019
|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
protect your data by keeping it confidential to the directors of the company only
not supply your data to anyone else unless required by law
store personal data only on computers held by the directors and backed up locally
ensure that personal data is destroyed when the CIC is wound up, subject to then current legislation
|To obtain a copy of data we hold about you, and if necessary to
correct, amend or delete it, you may write to us at our registered
address or email us, details are on our About us page.