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News archive: February leap year newsletter

February 29th, 2012
Author: Chris Conder
Tags: community congratulations dig farmers help routes shares success support
Posted In: Archive News


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End of February Newsletter:

At last night’s B4RN management meeting it was confirmed that the first target we set for funding had been well and truly surpassed, many thanks to all who have bought shares. We also have offers from farmers to dig their own, which amounts to a huge amount of class ‘B’ shares as well. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone. This possibly brings the date of the first dig into March (depending as usual on the weather). Well done everybody and keep those cheques coming in as the fundraising needs to continue!

 The route mappers are out doing their stuff, please join them at 10am at the tea rooms in Wray on Saturday (3rd March) if you want to help. They are going to map the people in the village who have registered and they will come and help in your village too.

 The wayleaves document we have written is now available on request.

 Please start to think about where your property will connect to the fibre. Garage, office, lounge, utility room? How do you want the fibre routing? Where are your buried utilities? Do you know where your septic tank is? All this information needs to be logged and the routes finalised. We have equipment to find the services if you don’t know where they are, so don’t worry, but all the information you can give to the route walkers makes our job easier. If you haven’t seen the maps just email and a link will be sent for you to view them on Google Maps so you can see where the nearest access point to your home is and help to fine tune where it goes through your property. In the majority of cases it will come from the fields behind your house not through the front from the road where other utilities are. We have equipment to go under any surface, cobbles, flags, concrete or tarmac, so minimal disturbance for landscaping. We can do aerial or we can bury the ducting in your garden. Your help in deciding is crucial, so please give it some thought over the next month.

 The next newsletter will have the date and time of the launch of the dig.  It will be very highly publicised and will probably be in a very scenic spot for the tv and media. Once we start the core route we hope that weather permitting the first customers/villages will be connected to it within three months.

 Leap into the future today with B4RN and take advantage of the earlybird offer of 15 months free connection, today (29th Feb) is the last day to buy your shares for the extra three months free. Email us for a bank reference number or get your cheque in today’s post!

 With your help and support we have got this far. This is our network, keep up the good work everyone. More info on https://b4rn.org.uk or email info@b4rn.org.uk

Gavin And Belinda Second Nature Smallban

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