News from Blackdown Hills Parish Network

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Open letter to Government re Lock Down life in the Hills

Open letter to Government re Lock Down life in the Hills

The BHPN Steering Group has today written an open letter to the Government pointing out that Connecting Devon & Somerset have still not let a contract to complete Phase 2 High speed Broadband rollout to their rural communities. They were allocated £27m eight years...

Virtual Parish Council meetings during Covid-19 pandemic

FAO  ALL PARISH CLERKS in the Blackdown Hills AONB These extraordinary times of social distancing and restrictions to movement have  brought changes to the way Parish Councils conduct their business. You may already be aware that in the Statutory Instrument of the...

Agenda for General Meeting Feb 27

Agenda for General Meeting Feb 27

General Meeting Thursday February 27th 2020 Broadhembury Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm, Refreshments served from 7.15pm Agenda 7.30         Introductions 7.35         Guest speaker: Giles Perkins, WSP's Head of Future Mobility in the UK (and Devon resident) will talk about...

Next General Meeting February 27th

Next General Meeting February 27th

The next BHPN meeting will be in Broadhembury Memorial Hall on Thursday Feb 27th at 7.30pm.  All welcome. There will be reports from the three main workgroups (Housing & Planning, Communications/Broadband, Traffic, Transport & Highways) and discussion around...

Update on ultrafast Broadband roll out in rural Devon & Somerset

Update on ultrafast Broadband roll out in rural Devon & Somerset

You may be aware that in September 2018, Connecting Devon & Somerset put their five contracts with Gigaclear on hold after Gigaclear failed to deliver the number of fibre broadband connections required by the contract. That has been followed on September 12, 2019,...

CDS cancel Gigaclear superfast broadband contracts

CDS cancel Gigaclear superfast broadband contracts

Hopes of fibre broadband in Somerset and Devon being rolled out any time soon have vanished, thanks to CDS CANCELLING their contracts with Gigaclear. Graham Long, BHPN's broadband correspondent,has written to Devon and Somerset MPs and this is worth reading, CDS...

2019 AGM…. Wednesday June 26

2019 AGM…. Wednesday June 26

The AGM of the Network will be on June 26th at 7 for a 7.30 start in CLAYHIDON PARISH HALL (directions here).  The discussion topic is Protecting Rural Assets to be Sustainable: the pros and cons of taking on a community asset and providing services in the Blackdown...

SCC winter road policy?

SCC winter road policy?

SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL has recently announced that it is proposing no longer to grit roads to settlements which are 500 feet or more above sea level, roads which lead into adjoining counties, and school links between urban and rural areas. If implemented this will...

Open letter to Government re Lock Down life in the Hills

The BHPN Steering Group has today written an open letter to the Government pointing out that Connecting Devon & Somerset have still not let a contract to complete Phase 2 High speed Broadband rollout to their rural communities. They were allocated £27m eight years...

Virtual Parish Council meetings during Covid-19 pandemic

FAO  ALL PARISH CLERKS in the Blackdown Hills AONB These extraordinary times of social distancing and restrictions to movement have  brought changes to the way Parish Councils conduct their business. You may already be aware that in the Statutory Instrument of the...

Agenda for General Meeting Feb 27

General Meeting Thursday February 27th 2020 Broadhembury Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm, Refreshments served from 7.15pm Agenda 7.30         Introductions 7.35         Guest speaker: Giles Perkins, WSP's Head of Future Mobility in the UK (and Devon resident) will talk about...

Next General Meeting February 27th

The next BHPN meeting will be in Broadhembury Memorial Hall on Thursday Feb 27th at 7.30pm.  All welcome. There will be reports from the three main workgroups (Housing & Planning, Communications/Broadband, Traffic, Transport & Highways) and discussion around...

Update on ultrafast Broadband roll out in rural Devon & Somerset

You may be aware that in September 2018, Connecting Devon & Somerset put their five contracts with Gigaclear on hold after Gigaclear failed to deliver the number of fibre broadband connections required by the contract. That has been followed on September 12, 2019,...

CDS cancel Gigaclear superfast broadband contracts

Hopes of fibre broadband in Somerset and Devon being rolled out any time soon have vanished, thanks to CDS CANCELLING their contracts with Gigaclear. Graham Long, BHPN's broadband correspondent,has written to Devon and Somerset MPs and this is worth reading, CDS...

2019 AGM…. Wednesday June 26

The AGM of the Network will be on June 26th at 7 for a 7.30 start in CLAYHIDON PARISH HALL (directions here).  The discussion topic is Protecting Rural Assets to be Sustainable: the pros and cons of taking on a community asset and providing services in the Blackdown...

Open letter to Government re Lock Down life in the Hills

The BHPN Steering Group has today written an open letter to the Government pointing out that Connecting Devon & Somerset have still not let a contract to complete Phase 2 High speed Broadband rollout to their rural communities. They were allocated £27m eight years...

Virtual Parish Council meetings during Covid-19 pandemic

FAO  ALL PARISH CLERKS in the Blackdown Hills AONB These extraordinary times of social distancing and restrictions to movement have  brought changes to the way Parish Councils conduct their business. You may already be aware that in the Statutory Instrument of the...

Agenda for General Meeting Feb 27

General Meeting Thursday February 27th 2020 Broadhembury Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm, Refreshments served from 7.15pm Agenda 7.30         Introductions 7.35         Guest speaker: Giles Perkins, WSP's Head of Future Mobility in the UK (and Devon resident) will talk about...

Next General Meeting February 27th

The next BHPN meeting will be in Broadhembury Memorial Hall on Thursday Feb 27th at 7.30pm.  All welcome. There will be reports from the three main workgroups (Housing & Planning, Communications/Broadband, Traffic, Transport & Highways) and discussion around...

Update on ultrafast Broadband roll out in rural Devon & Somerset

You may be aware that in September 2018, Connecting Devon & Somerset put their five contracts with Gigaclear on hold after Gigaclear failed to deliver the number of fibre broadband connections required by the contract. That has been followed on September 12, 2019,...

CDS cancel Gigaclear superfast broadband contracts

Hopes of fibre broadband in Somerset and Devon being rolled out any time soon have vanished, thanks to CDS CANCELLING their contracts with Gigaclear. Graham Long, BHPN's broadband correspondent,has written to Devon and Somerset MPs and this is worth reading, CDS...

2019 AGM…. Wednesday June 26

The AGM of the Network will be on June 26th at 7 for a 7.30 start in CLAYHIDON PARISH HALL (directions here).  The discussion topic is Protecting Rural Assets to be Sustainable: the pros and cons of taking on a community asset and providing services in the Blackdown...