B4YS (Storth) NEWS Page 2

B4YS = Broadband For Yealands Silverdale & Storth

After 4 years of planning and fund raising the cabinet at the Village Hall in Storth went live on 14 Feb 2019 and so the roll out of this world class hyperfast service began in the village. 

In March 2019, every household had an invitation to come along to the Open Day at the Village Hall to see the B4RN hyperfast service in action and learn how you can get this installed for free under the Government's Gigabit Voucher Scheme. Every household should now have had a visit from a local volunteer and those wanting the service should have signed up on the B4RN website here
Over the Summer of 2019, local volunteers in conjunction with B4RN network planners devised routes to reach properties in Storth and Carr Bank. These routes depend on residents and landowners granting a wayleave to allow ducting to cross their land. Understandably, in spite of this being a community project, some have not been willing to allow ducting across their land. This has delayed the project considerably whilst new routes are decided and wayleave permissions obtained. However, in October 19 viable routes to most areas have been agreed and B4RN gave the go ahead to start digging.

The village network is divided into 4 routes as follows;

Route 1 - serves the North West side of the village inc Arnbarrow, The Pastures, Rose Hill Gove and parts of Storth Rd. This route is complete and live.
Route 2 - serves the North East side of the village north of Quarry Lane. It includes Dallam Drive, businesses on Quarry Lane and properties in Sandside. This route is incomplete. See schematic for current status.
Route 3 - serves everything East of Storth Rd and South of Quarry Lane. Work on this route should started in March 2021.
Route 4 - serves everything West of Storth Rd and South of Green Lane.
Digging work started on 11 November 2019 on Route 4 which goes from the Old Railway Cutting across Friar Cote field up towards Storth Rd and along to Langdale Crest where the first distribution chamber has been installed by Holly Cottage. Service in Langdale Crest is available and further Chambers in Pipers Close, Keasdale Road and Greenbank Ave are installed and fibre was blown to them in Nov 2020.

If you live in Storth and want the B4RN service either now or at some time in the future please sign up now on the B4RN website. Sign up here
If you have recently moved to the village and bought a property without a B4RN service, don't worry. It is B4RN's policy to install a future proof network so even if the previous owner did not want the service if we have reached you we will have included a fibre duct for you in the network and this empty duct will be buried near your boundary. It is therefore a relatively easy job for you to extend the duct from your boundary to your property and B4RN will then blow the fibre to you.

Please, please, please remember that this is a community project overseen by B4RN which is registered as a non-profit community benefit society. Funding comes from locals buying shares in B4RN and recently from the Government Gigabit Voucher Scheme now replaced by the Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) scheme. Most of the work in the village is done by local volunteers and the speed of deployment is totally dependent on the number of volunteers turning out to help so please come and help.

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For photographs of the dig  Go Here
To see the routes and progress to datecheck out the schematic here.
Invitation Leaflet

FAQ Leaflet

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