Progress Update - May 2022 ... preparing the ground!
May 04, 2022 by Andy Brown our Team Leader
Firstly, a big thank you to all those who joined us at the Memorial Hall for the Q&A last weekend. We hope we answered all your questions. If you have any queries that remain unanswered please do get in touch with your key route contact, details are at the end of this email.
Since the beginning of the project we have made amazing progress which has only been possible with the support of the local community. Thank you for your ongoing support in investment, wayleaves, route walks and spreading the word.
The number of properties signing up to the B4RN service keeps growing. Currently we are at 290 properties and businesses, which represents around 75% of the Crook project area - well above our target from B4RN.
With over 70 km of underground ducting to lay along 6 different routes it’s been no easy task to identify and collect wayleaves from landowners (granting rights of way). But with your help we have been making great progress.
Thank you to all those who’ve assisted in our route walks and who’ve signed wayleaves to help connect up the community. We currently have 76% of the major route ducting covered.
Thanks also to all who have requested and verified their Gigabit Vouchers.
And thank you to everyone who has invested or pledged to invest. We are over half way to our target of £185k.
Further investment from the community is vitally important to make the project happen faster.
The current annual return on B4RN shares is 5%. More details available at https://b4rn.org.uk/community/investors
If you have any questions about investing or need help with printing out or filling in the forms please contact on firstname.lastname@example.org or call your Key Route Contact on the details below. They will be happy to help.
We will continue to work hard in planning the routes, raising shares investment and organising wayleaves to get the fibre broadband service to your property.
If all goes to plan we are aiming for the Crook network to start being built in mid June this summer.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT