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Community fibre projectWe are disappointed to report yet more prevarication from Openreach, with whom we are speaking almost weekly about a potential Community Fibre Partnership to extend fibre broadband to all homes in Bishopstone and Hinton Parva. Here's the text of an email received by the Chair today from Openreach's Executive Complaints team.."Thanks for your time on the phone today. I’d just like to offer my sincere apologies that our conversation has been a frustrating one for yourself. I realise with yourself being the community lead you are being asked questions about what is going on and are expected to provide answers. In terms of the final offer, at the moment we aren’t and haven’t been releasing offers. Again, as mentioned this is a commercial decision from Openreach but as soon as we are able to release then we will. I have chased with our Senior Managers and currently we are working on trying to get as many offers out as possible to communities, I don’t anticipate this being for another 2 weeks or so.I have sent this back over to our planners just for them to make sure everything from their side has been done correctly just to make everything from their side is correct. This is for us to make sure that we have everything in place for when we release final offers again.With the above being said, I will be back in touch on the 27/05 by 5pm." ... See MoreSee Less
Last night, Parish Council received confirmation from Three that they will be installing a temporary mast today. Thanks to everyone who helped by providing information and photos, and lobbying Three for action. We have suggested they consider installing Jackdaw defences before the next nesting season to prevent a repeat performance. ... See MoreSee Less
The latest edition of the Parish Times is now available on the parish website Paper copies can be found in Hinton phone box, Bishopstone noticeboard, pub and shop, and can be delivered to housebound residents on request. ... See MoreSee Less
Notice of a Casual Vacancy on the Parish Council has now been published to the parish website at For information on being a parish councillor, please contact the or speak to any of the current parish councillors. ... See MoreSee Less