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Whitford open gardens 2019

Whitford open gardens 2019

29/05/2019 – 3:20 pm |

Whitford open gardens returns June Saturday29th and Sunday 30th

The gardens will be a delight with 10 gardens once again  open to the public, with several new additions

After a blooming successful  event in  2016 ,Whitford has …

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Broadband News Update…

28/08/2019 – 12:18 pm |

Dear all,

No doubt some of you are wondering if any progress has been made with our Connecting Whitford Fibre Broadband Project.

The answer to that question is “Yes” however its been slow and somewhat complex. I have been in contact by phone and email to managers from Openreach, Connecting Devon and Somerset and The Department for Culture Media and Sport.

There have been various communication problems, order issues and other factors which have slowed the process down considerably. However…. THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL (or fibre optic cable!)

During my most recent telephone conversation with Matt Holmes from Openreach, he gave me assurance that the delayed order would now be passed to the Department for Culture Media and Sport. and marked as “High Priority”. At this present time, DCMS require additional information from Openreach and this part of the process has slowed down the progress of our application . This part of the process is now out of our hands, as internal communication between Openreach and DCMS continues.

I do hope that this information has put you in the picture and I will update you with additional details or further developments as soon as I recieve them.

Update 13th September 2019.

It has come to my attention and with no surprise that the Gigaclear contracts for Devon and Somerset have now been terminated. (Click here to see the full article.) Whilst this is very good news for our village working closely with Openreach, it is uncertain for other areas in the parish that are awaiting for Gigaclear connections to become live. I am in discussion with Matt Barrow from Connecting Devon and Somerset to obtain further detailed information so that this can be conveyed to the parish council and residents affected by the delays. I have also spoken to Matt Holmes from Openreach, and i can confirm that the project application is progressing well and i should have further information by the end of next week to share with you all.

Please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or phone if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Matthew Wallace (Project Co-ordinator)

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Achieved….

04/08/2019 – 1:43 pm |

Thank you very much for registering and showing a genuine commitment to the Whitford Community Fibre Broadband Project. Earlier today, we achieved the target required to proceed to the next stage of the project….Thank you!

We have now completed step 01 of the process as indicated in the following chart:

Step 02:


An email will be sent to you from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)  from gbvshelp@culture.gov.co.uk, subject line: Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme – action is required, to the email address that you have provided to us, this may include a link which directs you to the first part of the application process which will only take 30 seconds of your time.
Depending on your email settings, these emails could end up in your Spam, Junk or Trash folder, so please check this regularly!

To avoid this, you can add gbvshelp@culture.gov.co.uk to your address book.

If you do not respond to the email, DCMS will not allocate the voucher to your property and this project will not proceed any further.

The email will look similar to this example:


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Broadband Speed Test

01/08/2019 – 4:33 pm |

How to use our broadband speed checker 

For the most accurate results, you should use a cable to connect your computer to your router before running the test. If you need to test wirelessly, then position yourself as close to your router as possible.

You should also make sure that nothing else is using your internet connection, or running on your computer, while performing the test.

What do the broadband speed test results show? 

The tool measures the response time, or latency, of your broadband connection, as well as your download and upload speeds.

The response time, measured in milliseconds (ms), shows how quickly you get a response after you’ve sent out a request. More responsive connections – indicated with a low number – are necessary for applications where timing is everything, such as interactive video games.

The download speed shows the rate at which data is transferred from the internet to your device, while the upload speed shows the reverse – the rate that data is transferred from your device to the internet. Download speeds are usually of more interest, as most tasks require you to download information.

It’s important to note that the speed test results only represent a snapshot of your broadband connection at the time of testing. So to build an accurate picture, we would suggest you run several tests during a single week, in peak usage time (between 8pm and 10pm) and during off-peak times.

The results also only show the speeds you’re getting on the device you’re using for the test – the speed your provider is delivering to your house may be higher, especially if you’re performing the test wirelessly at some distance from your router.

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Live Plan Map

08/07/2019 – 2:59 pm |

The Information provided on this map is courtesy of: Esri UK and (OS Opendata).

The above map is live and will change colour according to application status, please click the (i) icon to find out more information.

Connecting Whitford Fibre Broadband Project Registration Form

14/07/2019 – 9:21 pm | Comments Off on Connecting Whitford Fibre Broadband Project Registration Form

Registration is now Open

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 …

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 …

Our Journey Starts Here

08/07/2019 – 12:37 pm |

Our Journey starts here.

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 …