Friday, 12 February 2016

Superfast broadband - update

Project 'on track'

Further to my email to OnLincolnshire and their awaited update, it has been confirmed by the Senior PR and Media Relations Manager (East Midlands) that the work is to go ahead as planned.


From: Geoff Hall
Sent: 29 January 2016 08:38
To: newsroom@bt.com
Subject: Superfast Broadband for Nocton Village

Good morning,

I am a local resident that reports news for our village via the ‘Nocton in Lincolnshire’ web pages.

Further to your 26 October 2015 Press Release about improved broadband services for our village,  please will you provide an update about BT’s plans to upgrade the Metheringham Pillar 3/2 cabinet to fibre (this is situated outside the Post Office on Main Street, Nocton, LN4 2BH).

In the Press Release, a completion date of March 2016 was reported – as we are now only two months away from the stated deadline, has this work been scheduled and when can we expect the upgrade work to commence please?

Many thanks,
Geoff Hall


From: Chris Jones
Sent: 11 February 2016 15:43
To: Geoff Hall
Subject: RE: Superfast Broadband for Nocton Village

Hi Geoff,

I’ve checked with the team delivering the project and they say all is on-track for the end of next month as planned.

Once again, I do apologise that your original email did not get through to me.
Chris

Chris Jones
Senior PR and Media Relations Manager (East Midlands)
BT Group
Media enquiries: 0800 085 0660
Email: chris.7.jones@bt.com

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Revealing landscape around Nocton

Witham Valley National Mapping Programme

Aerial survey reveals the complexity of past landscapes

'The NMP survey used vertical and oblique aerial photographs as the main source of information. However, the project was also used as an early test of lidar  for archaeological survey.'

https://historicengland.org.uk/research/research-results/recent-research-results/east-midlands/witham-valley-nmp/

Laser surveys light up open data

'We are making our LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data available for everyone to use for free. The aim is to help organisations, businesses, and individuals to do everything from manage forests, discover hidden archaeological features, and even create virtual reality worlds for gaming.'

Nocton - Grid TF06
http://environment.data.gov.uk/ds/survey/index.jsp#/survey?grid=TF06

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Nocton Trail - update

Village Trail Markers

Please see Cliff's original report dated 1st February.

One more distinctive Village Trail marker has been installed in the boundary fence of the Old Post Office on Main Street.

There is one major piece yet to be installed.  This will be placed in the hedge opposite the Village Hall.  This larger piece will then be the starting point for the New Trail Literature, which will, hopefully, be available later in the year.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Superfast broadband - update

Mapped: The best and worst places in the country for broadband

Using the map below, you can see how broadband in your area of England, Wales or Scotland, measured by average download speed, measures up to the national average of 29.4 Mbps.

Nocton supposedly falls within the area that is getting an average 23.3 mbps... however my service with BT averages out at less than 4 mbps!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/02/09/mapped-the-best-and-worst-places-in-the-country-for-broadband/

OnLincolnshire

From: Geoff Hall
Sent: 02 February 2016 17:06
To: OnLincolnshire
Subject: Contact Us Form - Onlincolnshire Website

Hi,

I am a local resident that reports news for our village via the 'Nocton in Lincolnshire' web page:

Further to the 26 October 2015 Press Release about improved broadband services for our village, please will you provide an update about BT's plans to upgrade the Metheringham Pillar 3/2 cabinet to fibre (this is situated outside the Post Office on Main Street, Nocton, LN4 2BH).

In the Press Release, a completion date of March 2016 was reported, as we are now only two months away from the stated deadline, has this work been scheduled and when can we expect the upgrade work to commence please?

Many thanks.


From: OnLincolnshire
Sent: 08 February 2016 09:00
To: Geoff Hall
Subject: Onlincolnshire Website

Hi Geoff

Apologies for the delay in our response. We have been told that this cabinet should be completed before the end of March 2016. We are conscious of the fact that time is moving on and are asking BT for status reports on this – we will aim to provide a definite answer for the village and will include this cabinet in our weekly update list on Friday this week.

Kind regards
Naomi