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Whitford Summer Show

09/07/2019 – 7:44 pm |

Summer Show – Saturday 3rd August 2-5pm

We invite you to come along and enjoy a very rural village event. Our Horticultural marquee is always awash with colour and wonderful displays of flowers, vegetables and …

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Last Chance Oppertunity

18/07/2019 – 10:46 am |

Please click the image above to be directed to the application form.

The video below explains our current broadband technology and our aim of full fibre.

What Broadband is right for you?
Video Produced by Openreach.

Our community Fibre Partnership with Openreach.

Our Oppertunity with Openreach
This is what the project is about.

The video below explains how the voucher scheme works. the concept is the same but the voucher amount per a residential customer has increased.

For those that like to read, you may take a look at the new information from BDUK. https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/rural/

Gigabit Voucher Scheme.

We will also be Crowd Funding for residents that are unable to take advantage of the rural Gigabit voucher scheme due to no existing service or they do not wish to take out a service once the infrastructure is installed.. We will also be engaging with Matt Barrow from; Connecting Devon and Somerset, you can find out more by clicking the Connecting Devon and Somerset image.

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FAQ’s About the Fibre Broadband project.

13/07/2019 – 11:04 pm |

Some residents and business owners have asked questions about the Community Fibre Broadband Partnership Project. Here is a list of frequently asked Questions and the answers to put your mind at ease.

Question: I already have a broadband service provided to me through a telephone line. Will I be able to join in with this project?

Answer: Yes absolutely!

Question: Do I have to pay anything towards the cost of this project?

Answer: NO, If you already have an existing broadband service provided to you through a telephone line, you are eligible for a grant of up to £1,500 for residents and up to £3,500 for businesses, towards the cost of installation. You do not have to contribute a single penny.

Question: I don’t have broadband in my property, can I still join?

Answer: Yes, you can join in with this project. We would Crowd fund externally to pay for you to have a connection installed or you may take out a service before applications are closed to be eligible to receive the grant.

Question: Will this be a cabinet installed in the street or will the fibre be installed directly to my property?

Answer: This project will be Fibre direct to your property, so no street cabinet.

Question. Once fibre is installed, will I automatically be upgraded?

Answer: NO. You would need to contact your existing internet service provider to upgrade to a new fibre broadband package of your choice. If your broadband contract is up for renewal, you will be able to shop around for a better deal.

Question: I rent my property out and my tenants are interested in joining this project for fibre broadband …. can they join?

Answer: The tenant of the property would need to obtain written approval from you as the landlord. This would need to be submitted to us along with the application. If the landlord declines the tenants request, we will be unable to accept the application from the tenant.

Question: What is the minimum sign up requirement for this project to go ahead?

Answer: We require a minimum of 60 to 70 properties to commit and register, in order for this project to be financially viable.

Question. Will I be able to influence the decisions of this plan?

Answer: Yes, you can have a say in how this project and how the planning evolves, if you have registered in this project. You will be kept informed by email and community meetings.

Question: If you are unable to meet the minimum required number of sign-ups, will this project still go ahead for the community?
Answer: No – we will not be able to proceed any further with the planning or contract with Openreach as it would require significant private investment.

Question: Do I have anything to lose, financially or otherwise by signing up to this project?

Answer: No – you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain for the future. If the project fails, No contract will be signed, all applications will be immediately cancelled and registered parties informed. All data submitted will be securely destroyed.

Question: I have submitted an application to you, can i be withdrawn from the plans and project?

Answer: You can withdraw from this project at any time by emailing: Opt-out@connectingwhitford.org or by writing to us: Connecting Whitford Community Broadband Project, Brookfield, Whitford, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7NW. We will process this request immediately where possible. If at the time you wish to withdraw and the contract has been signed by us and submitted to Openreach, you would need to contact Openreach directly by email: communityfibre@openreach.co.uk quoting reference number: CFP-28935.

Question: Is my data safe?

Answer: Yes – the details that you submit to us in your application are stored by password on a secure database hosted offsite. The Database is with Openreach. Only the registered Data Controller has access to this information. The Registered Data Protection Officer is: Matthew Wallace, Information Commissioner’s Office registered licence number: ZA534106.

Matthew Wallace
Community Project Co-ordinator
Company Director
Connecting Whitford Community Fibre Broadband Project
Connecting Whitford is a not for profit Community benefit organisation, Registered in England & Wales with Company Number:(12098317)
Registered Address: Brookfield, Whitford, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7NW.

If Your question has not been answered above, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by email: broadband@connectingwhitford.org Or by phone: 552143 Mobile:(07475) 753344.

Thank you.

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Live Plan Map

08/07/2019 – 2:59 pm |

The above map is live and will change colour according to application status.

Map Key :

Blue Dot = In provisional plans and awaiting application from property owner.

Green Dot = Application recieved and processed.

Black X = Property vacant at present, remaining on plans.

Black Dot = Property removed from final plans by request.

Orange Dot = Property wishes to have a connection but does not wish to take out a service.

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Connecting Whitford Fibre Broadband Project Registration Form

28/06/2019 – 9:21 pm | Comments Off on Connecting Whitford Fibre Broadband Project Registration Form

Connecting Whitford has now opened up the application process for residents and business owners to register for the project.

Standard ADSL (copper) vs Fibre broadband

16/06/2019 – 10:27 am |

Residents and businesses in Whitford maybe unaware that they are paying the same or similar price for their current standard adsl broadband package delivered by copper wire whilst neighbouring communities that are on fibre broadband …

Events in May

08/05/2019 – 4:07 pm |

Events in May 2019

Don’t forget the following dates

May 11th Produce coffee morning and plant sale

May 14th and 28th Coffee and chat,

May 8th and 22nd Skittles Bar and social

May 23rd EU election

forthcoming events 2019

04/03/2019 – 4:06 pm |

Bingo on Saturday 23rd March 2019

7pm eyes down at 7.30pm

cash prizes and raffle .proceeds to Village Hall fund

details Maggies 01297552695

Whitford Village Lottery 2019

14/01/2019 – 4:03 pm |

The start of a new year Whitford Village . Monies raised go towards the Village Hall. Subs  are now due for 2019  Contact Jan King to Join. 552477 The winner of the first lottery for  …

Quiz Night October 20th and Bingo October 27th

11/10/2018 – 8:48 am |

Come and join in the village Quiz night, .postponed  new date to be arranged          Teams of 6 , do not worry if you do not have 6, as  you will be able to join others …

Macmillan coffee morning September28th 2018

30/09/2018 – 4:15 pm |

The Macmillan coffee morning held in Whitford Village Hall on Friday September 28th 2018 was well supported by Whitford residents and from surrounding villages . A  total of £199.42 was raised
Those attending  were treated to lots …

60s & 70s Night Saturday 15th September cancelled

03/09/2018 – 5:36 pm |

Music and dancing to Prelude a live band. in Whitford Village Hall 7.30 for 8pm Bar and nibbles Tickets £6 from Linda Marshall 01297 551077
Please get your tickets ASAP.

Sunday Barbeque Sunday September 2nd

24/08/2018 – 5:24 pm |

Welcome to a barbeque on Sunday 2nd September at Whitford Village Hall
Burgers sausages and salads £5. puddings £1.
please phone Maureen Davy  553195   to book, ,as they are catering for 40. or take pot luck when they …

Harvest Market, September15th

24/08/2018 – 5:22 pm |

All are welcome to a get together for coffee/tea and cake 10.30.am -12.30pm. on  September 15th  There will also  be a market of village produce and proceeds will be shared between the Village Hall , the Produce …

Village Hall Barbeque 1st July

17/06/2018 – 3:25 pm |

The Village Hall will be holding a barbeque  on Sunday 1st of July from 12.30.
We hope you will come and join in, meet your neighbours and enjoy a barbeque and the bar will be open.