BT switched on our high speed broadband today. (we weren’t quite the 1st in the village).
Speeds are good. Accessing via wifi we’re getting ~ 40mps. (This is about 8 times faster than we were getting)
Using a wired connection (direct into the router) it peaked at abut 56.4mps which is slightly better than BT quoted us.
At present BT are the only people offering the service.
Both PlusNet and TalkTalk are also offering the service. The speeds offered seem to vary by vendor.
A list of fibre suppliers (not necessarily offering a service here) can be found on the Openreach site:-
If you’ve been watching the aircraft flying over recently you’ll have seen a few new unusual ones.
RAF Lakenheath sees six F-35As on deployment for training purposes (See EDP story for details)
Our photos don’t do them justice but they’re easy to recognise compared with the normal F15s and a LOT LOUDER!!!!!
Also visiting but for a shorter period are the even more expensive F22s
If you’ve passed by the railway line recenlty you might have noticed work going on nearby. Construction has been going on to build what can only be described as a corral – supposedly for the cattle which sometimes live in the field between the railway and the river. It looks a substantial construction and has been accompanied by replacement/upgrades to the adjacent fencing.
Car Boots have resumed in the Village
They usually run from April to October on the 1st Sunday of each month on the green ourside the Village Hall/Club.
Contact Sylvia on 01842 815213 with any queries
Bacon Rolls, Tea & Coffee etc are available in the Village Hall.
Following on from the damage caused by Storm Doris the fallen trees have been cut up and are ready for removal.
Counting the rings on the largest suggest it was at least 80 years old.
If you’ve been following the “Fibre Journey” progress on the BT/Openreach site you’ll have seen being stuck on “Connect” for some time.
This implies it will be done within the next four months. However it’s been like that for 4/5 months at least.
A more accurate response has been sought from Openreach. :-
In response to your query regarding Fibre availability, we’ve investigated and found that you are connected to cabinet 12 and exchange BRANDON.
We are bringing fibre into your area. There is a SEP (superfast extension programme) project ongoing for FTTC with an estimated completion date of End of September, 2017 which is subjected to change as per the amount of work left.
There are so many departments involved to give a fibre to a customer, which takes time and all the information that we provide is the combined information from different departments which is reflecting on our network records and tools.
We hope you understand that we have a real commitment to delivering superfast broadband to more and more customers. We appreciate your patience during this time.
A number of quite large trees (behind the shop/post office) were brought down by Storm Doris (23rd Feb 2017)
Waxwings (approx 30) have been spotted near the railway line.
This has drawn a number of birdwatchers to the area – who pointed us in the right direction.
Apologies for the photo. We arrived rather late in the day when the light was going. Better luck next time
You might have noticed the BT contractors working at the entrance to the village recently.
They are installing the fibre to cabinet (The BT cabinet is on the corner there) for superfast broadband.
Chatting to them suggests that the rest of the cabling will be completed by the end of the month!!!
It really is happening!
Work is currently being carried out on the path between Santon Downham and Brandon on the Norfolk side of the river.
The aim is to improve access. Looking at the gabions being installed it looks like they’re replacing the steps with a ramp.
The work is scheduled to take 6 months, so it looks like the whole length of the path is being done.