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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...

AGM date

AGM date

The 2018 AGM will be on Friday July 6 at 7.15 in Throgmorton Hall, Dunkeswell. Details will be published when speakers are confirmed.

Winter meeting of BHPN

Winter meeting of BHPN

Reminding you, if you can, to attend the Winter General Meeting on Thursday January 18th 2018 The Holman Clavel Inn,  Function Room (main bar available for refreshments) 7pm for 7.30 start Culmhead, Taunton TA3 7EA Directions to the venue Brief Agenda: Start 7.30 pm...

Ultra fast Broadband is in the Blackdown Hills

Ultra fast Broadband is in the Blackdown Hills

Coinciding with the first Blackdown Hills households being directly connected to ultra fast broadband via fibre-to-the-premises, the  BHPN communications actions group has published an  information leaflet for parish councillors.  This is being sent to all member...

Annual General Meeting of the BHPN

Annual General Meeting of the BHPN

The AGM is on Thursday June 29th 2017, 7pm for 7.30 start in Yarcombe Village Hall.  All welcome to attend The evening's agenda outline is as follows - this will be an informal meeting 19.00 Arrivals, bar available 19.30 Welcome from the Chair and adoption of the...

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...

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...

AGM date

The 2018 AGM will be on Friday July 6 at 7.15 in Throgmorton Hall, Dunkeswell. Details will be published when speakers are confirmed.

Winter meeting of BHPN

Reminding you, if you can, to attend the Winter General Meeting on Thursday January 18th 2018 The Holman Clavel Inn,  Function Room (main bar available for refreshments) 7pm for 7.30 start Culmhead, Taunton TA3 7EA Directions to the venue Brief Agenda: Start 7.30 pm...

Ultra fast Broadband is in the Blackdown Hills

Coinciding with the first Blackdown Hills households being directly connected to ultra fast broadband via fibre-to-the-premises, the  BHPN communications actions group has published an  information leaflet for parish councillors.  This is being sent to all member...

Annual General Meeting of the BHPN

The AGM is on Thursday June 29th 2017, 7pm for 7.30 start in Yarcombe Village Hall.  All welcome to attend The evening's agenda outline is as follows - this will be an informal meeting 19.00 Arrivals, bar available 19.30 Welcome from the Chair and adoption of the...

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...

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...

AGM date

The 2018 AGM will be on Friday July 6 at 7.15 in Throgmorton Hall, Dunkeswell. Details will be published when speakers are confirmed.

Winter meeting of BHPN

Reminding you, if you can, to attend the Winter General Meeting on Thursday January 18th 2018 The Holman Clavel Inn,  Function Room (main bar available for refreshments) 7pm for 7.30 start Culmhead, Taunton TA3 7EA Directions to the venue Brief Agenda: Start 7.30 pm...

Ultra fast Broadband is in the Blackdown Hills

Coinciding with the first Blackdown Hills households being directly connected to ultra fast broadband via fibre-to-the-premises, the  BHPN communications actions group has published an  information leaflet for parish councillors.  This is being sent to all member...

Annual General Meeting of the BHPN

The AGM is on Thursday June 29th 2017, 7pm for 7.30 start in Yarcombe Village Hall.  All welcome to attend The evening's agenda outline is as follows - this will be an informal meeting 19.00 Arrivals, bar available 19.30 Welcome from the Chair and adoption of the...