The village now has free wifi available in the Old School Cafe / Farndon Room and the Library as well as in the Memorial Hall. The Council hopes to be able to extend this to the Dryden Hall in the future.
There has also been an update to the progress on the “Superfast Northamptonshire” project.
The Superfast Northamtonshire team advise:-
“I am writing to update you about the Superfast Northamptonshire project and more specifically some delays with the deployment being delivered by Gigaclear and BT/Openreach. These delays mean that a number communities will not be served as quickly as first expected. The County Council recognises that this is very frustrating for the residents and businesses affected. However, it remains committed to working with both suppliers to see these plans fulfilled.
Both suppliers have been instructed to prepare new deployment plans. This is to provide clarity on revised delivery timescales. The latest delivery programme for Gigaclear is now available on the Roll Out Schedule and on its website at www.gigaclear.net. The remaining delivery programme for BT/Openreach will be added to the ‘Coming soon’ list once remodelling had been completed and details are confirmed. The When and Where map is being updated to reflect the changes to deployment timescales.
There are a number of factors impacting on Gigaclear and/or BT/Openreach and contributing to these delays. These include:
- Access to skilled civil engineering resources – these are in high demand nationally
- Confirming solution designs for a number of more challenging and costly structures
- Issues encountered with a number of unsafe and historic bridges
- Delays for other utility providers to complete works on the highway where shared utility works cannot be agreed
- Complex wayleave agreements over private land
No additional costs will be borne by the County Council as a result of any delays. These will be met by the suppliers. Furthermore, the County Council is working with both suppliers to identify opportunities to improve on these timescales.”