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.
Just in case you wondered how much it rained yesterday morning the answer is 35mm in an hour!!!
Santon Downham Parish Council now has it’s own website.
Here you can find details of forthcoming Council meetings (including agenda), meeting minutes and other council related documents.(annual accounts etc)
This means that Santon Downham now has three websites :-
Santon Downham.org – this one!!
SantonDownhamCentre.co.uk – The Village Hall/Santon Downham Centre
SantonDownhamPC.org.uk – The Parish Council
Things are certainly moving on.
Updates as of 31st of May.
We’re installing the new fibre cabinet and laying the fibre cables to serve your home or business. You can’t order a fibre service today but typically it’ll be available to your premises within the next five months.
If you’d like to know when you can order fibre, register your details.
Find out more about the fibre journey.
Details of the event to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday have been finalised and are as follows:-
The latest “Queens Birdthday” edition of Santon Downham News is now available
Superfast broadband may not be as far away as we think.
Today I went to the BT broadband checkerand got the following results.:-
You are connected to cabinet number 12 on the Brandon exchange.
Your area is enabled for Fibre but your cabinet is not ready yet so you can’t place an order today. It is in our plans to be upgraded and we update this info weekly, so please check back later. (check here)
Looking at the details of our fibre “journey”
You’re scheduled to be upgraded and we’re surveying your area to make sure our initial fibre plans will work in your community. You can’t order a fibre service today but typically it’ll be available to your premises within the next nine months.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that even if/when the cabinet is upgraded we may still be two far away from it and not actually benifit from it as the BT solution is only fibre to the cabinet with the last bit still being good old copper wire!!!.