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The next meeting of the parish council will be on Monday 28th June 7pm in the Village Hall



Open consultation

Improving broadband for Very Hard to Reach premises


Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport


This is an open call for evidence on improving broadband for Very Hard to Reach premises in the UK.

This consultation closes at
11:45pm on 11 June 2021

Consultation description

Through this call for evidence, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) wants to hear views and experiences of consumers’ broadband connectivity in rural and remote areas of the UK. In addition, DCMS would also like to receive information on both the known benefits of broadband services and the current barriers to deployment and take-up.

Additional evidence, either from the UK or abroad, on technology availability, maturity, capabilities and costs, from suppliers and vendors is also welcomed.

The evidence gathered will enable DCMS to assess the options available for delivering improved connectivity to areas where the costs of delivering better digital infrastructure have so far proven to be a barrier to deployment.

We are also seeking contributions from organisations that represent all of these groups.

How to participate

  1. If you are a resident household or a business user of rural broadband services then please complete the call to evidence via the online survey.

  2. If you are a market participant (i.e. telecoms provider or supplier) or organisation representing relevant stakeholders, then please complete the call to evidence via either the online survey or if you would prefer to provide a long form response please see the call for evidence document below for further details.

The online survey can be viewed in English or Welsh by selecting the language on the survey page.

Call for evidence Improving Connectivity for Very Hard to Reach Premises

Call_for_Evidence_-_Improving_connectivity_for_VHTR_Premises_v1.pdf File Uploaded: 6 June 2021 Bytes

Play Area

In line with government guidelines this play area will open from 4th July 2020. The Parish Council are NOT cleaning the equipment, although regular safety checks are being carried out. Please follow the guidelines posted at the play area for your safety and the safety of others.  A copy of the guidance is available, please click on the attachment to download play area guidelines.