Hyperfast Broadband for Crook



Includes Strickland Ketel & Nether Staveley


PROJECT STATUS

  • CROOK MOVED TO BUILD PHASE - starting in August - now includes Plantation Bridge & west Burneside

  • 207K MUST BE RAISED THROUGH SHARES - currently at £171k

  • NEARLY £450,000 SECURED IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING

INVEST

Help build the network faster by investing in our local B4RN project.

B4RN currently paying around 5% PA return on investment.


ROUTE PLANNING

Volunteers are route walking and organising wayleaves for the fibre ducting.

If you are a land owner and would like to discuss the wayleaves or request a wayleave map please get in touch.

REQUEST SERVICE

We are continuing to encourage people to sign up to make sure they don't miss the opportunity to connect their property to fibre internet. As we plan the B4RN route it is important to make sure no one is left out.

PREPARING DIG & FIX

We are recruiting people and gathering equipment for the team that will help with dig and fix of B4RN equipment on your property.

Welcome to B4RN for Crook where we are working hard to bring local homes and businesses world class broadband.

Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN - known as "Barn") is a professional internet service provider working with the local community to bring full fibre connectivity to the whole area.

Set up as a Community Benefit Society, it is owned by the community and any profit B4RN makes is fed back to the community.

B4RN aims to keep prices low - £33 a month for domestic users. It gives everyone in the community the chance of a hyperfast fibre optic connection - not just those in easy to reach areas. Please visit B4RN's full pricing details here for more information.

The 1000 Mbps service means no more buffering, however many devices you are using!

There are a number of ways you can get involved and help bring this hyperfast broadband to Crook sooner.


If you live in this area you could get hyperfast internet

REQUEST SERVICE

& DON'T MISS OUT ON CONNECTING TO FIBRE INTERNET

ACT NOW

You can now sign up for the B4RN Service in our area.

All you need is the following:

> Your Postcode (for the service checker)

> Your Name & Address

> Your current speed (there's a test link on the form)

And, if you are signing up as a Business:

> Company number

> Unique Tax ID.

Ready for a major upgrade to your internet?

Already registered interest?

You will still need to complete the GET B4RN sign up form to secure service to your property.


If you have any problems or questions during the sign up please email us at help@crookb4rn.org

INVEST

& HELP BUILD THE NETWORK MUCH FASTER

Help enable your local gigabit full fibre broadband network build by investing in Broadband for the Rural North

  • Invest between £100 and £100,000.

  • Invest £1500 in a single transaction before you go live and your £60 connection fee is waived.

  • For each additional £1500 invested you can donate a connection fee to another B4RN subscriber (to a maximum of 4 connections per investor).

  • Shares are held for a minimum 3 years and currently attract a 5% annual interest rate.

Full details at: b4rn.org.uk/community/investors or click here for the Share Prospectus

If you have any questions on the share prospectus please call B4RN on 01524 555887 or email shareregistrar@b4rn.org.uk

If you would like a printed copy delivered to you please let us know on help@crookb4rn.org

TOGETHER WE WILL FUTURE PROOF OUR COMMUNITY FASTER

INVEST: HOW TO APPLY

1. Download the Form (or email shareregistrar@b4rn.org.uk for a copy)

2. Print and fill out the form (please make sure you add 'CROOK' to the 'Community Project box' to allocate your investment to 'Crook')

3. Post your signed form to B4RN, Station Yard, Melling, Carnforth, LA6 2QY or email to shareregistrar@b4rn.org.uk


INVESTMENT LEAFLET

"I have been able to get a return on my money whilst helping the community to

bring this service to the village school and, ultimately, to the rest of the community."

- B4RN Investor

B4RN Community Benefit Society is regulated by the FCA (Mutuals registration number 31352R)

There are risks associated with buying B4RN shares as they are withdrawable only and this is subject to the Society’s financial position and the decision of the directors. You may feel it appropriate to take professional advice.

GIGABIT VOUCHER SCHEME

GIGABIT VOUCHER SCHEME REOPENED FOR CROOK

Have you signed up yet?

"NO" - now is a great time to sign up and take advantage of this available funding to get some of the world's fastest internet.

"YES" - please look out for an email from the DCMS asking you to validate your voucher for B4RN to be able to connect your property up to the service.

Any issues please email us a help@crookb4rn.org

Please encourage friends and neighbours who haven’t signed up yet to do so as well.

If you would prefer to speak to someone on the phone or arrange a visit please request a call back and a member of our team will give you a call.

SIGN A WAYLEAVE

& HELP FIBRE REACH ALL PARTS OF THE AREA

B4RN fibre ducting is 16 mm in diameter and where practicable is buried using a minimum-disturbance, mole-plough device, about 45cm deep.

The wayleave mapping has been worked out on the basis of maximising a ‘soft’ dig route, avoiding utility services, water supplies, drainage and in consultation with the neighbouring farming community.

Our volunteers are route walking and organising wayleaves for the fibre ducting at the moment.

If you are a land owner and would like to discuss any wayleave questions, arrange a visit or simply have a map drawn up please get in touch by emailing us at wayleaves@crookb4rn.org


WHY HAVE HYPERFAST BROADBAND?

As the world becomes more tech-driven with more products, services and content being accessed and delivered online, the demands of a good internet connection dramatically increase. With hyperfast broadband rural areas won't be left behind.

Future proof your property so that you can:

  • Work remotely from home

  • Stay connected with friends & family via video

  • Stream your entertainment including, TV , Films, gaming etc;

  • Be ready for Virtual Reality and 8K TV - home entertainment of the future

  • Replace your telephone line with VOIP services

  • No more worries about how many other members of the household are using bandwidth

  • Add to the value of your property

Gigabit speeds with B4RN as your provider

We have put answers to the main Frequently Asked Questions here on one page. If you still have any unanswered questions please get in touch.


B4RN for Crook is a project driven by the local community for the community. If you are interested in helping we could all get connected sooner.

Please visit our Volunteer page to find out how.

If you would like to contact us

please do so from here



JOIN OUR NEWS UPDATES

We will be sending out updates at key stages during the Crook B4RN project. So you don't miss out please make sure you are on the list by completing this signup form.

Please note, if you have already completed our Expression of Interest or GetB4RN forms you are already on our News Updates list.


You're data will only be used for the purposes of the Crook B4RN project and won't be shared with 3rd parties. B4RN's Privacy Policy describes in more detail what personal data is held and why.

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