The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) broadband programme has today announced that it is now offering vouchers through the national BDUK Better Broadband Scheme.
All homes and businesses in the region with broadband speeds of less than two Megabits per second (Mbps), without a published delivery date for superfast broadband within the next 12 months, are now eligible to apply for an interim solution under the voucher scheme.
Devon County Council have informed us that they will be holding a public meeting to present their Definitive Map Review for Broadhembury Parish on Tuesday 15th January at 7pm in the Memorial Hall [before the regular Parish Council meeting].
The Blackdown Hills Parish Network, to which we belong, has lobbied relentlessly to improve broadband in the Hills. Lobbying by them and others has prompted MPs to write an uncompromising collective letter to government on the subject. It is attached below. Broadhembury PC will continue to press the case.
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 have a considerable impact on our safe travel between villages and on regular routes across the Blackdown Hills on both sides of the county boundary.
SCC’s Blackdowns ward councillor Ross Henley has started a petition at Change.org and is looking for support for his campaign to persuade SCC to review this proposal. Please encourage anyone who may be affected to sign up before October 17th.