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The resulting Community Led Plan forms a blueprint for use by Town/Parish Councils and other local bodies, as well as providing evidence for funding bids to enable the actions identified to be completed.
Mrs Surfleet a registered customer of the car scheme thanked HWRA for an excellent service and also to personally thank the driver, Terry for his help and assitance in providing transport to her medical appointment.
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Rural Broadband

Better Broadband Voucher Scheme – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

16th August 2019

Better Broadband Voucher Scheme – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport The Government has made a commitment to provide every home and business in the UK with access to a basic broadband service so that browsing the web and keeping in touch with families and friends is easier.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

16th August 2019

Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available and, as part of the government commitment to a vision of a full fibre Britain, in March 2018 they announced the £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project. From May 2019, premises in the harder-to-reach places in the UK may be eligible for additional funding. As part of the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme business and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project. Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise. to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections. This is subject to the eligibility rules.

LincsFibre - Fibre Optic Broadband for the home

28th November 2017

1Gbs Broadband to your Home with Fibre Optic cable.

OFCOM Want to know about your experiences of rural Broadband

If you're a broadband customer & live in a rural area, we’d like your help to understand more about your experiences

East Riding Broadband Update

1st July 2015

Superfast broadband is being rolled out to more than 42,000 homes and businesses in the East Riding of Yorkshire by December 2015, as a result of a multi-million partnership between East Riding of Yorkshire Council and BT. The roll-out has so far made superfast broadband available to more than 38,000 homes and businesses, in addition to properties reached by commercial broadband investments.

UK dwellers can now check mobile, broadband and TV coverage using Ofcom’s new interactive tool

9th December 2014

Alongside updating its Market Infrastructure Report and making recommendations for improving connectivity and troubled ‘not-spots’, Ofcom has today launched an interactive tool that allows people to check fixed broadband, mobile, TV, and radio coverage across the UK

ACRE Campaign for Broadband funding for isolated rural communities

18th January 2018

The next Government is being urged to invest in alternative solutions for the isolated rural communities left behind by the national rollout of superfast broadband by BDUK. Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council (HWRCC) is backing a call by its national body ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) for a firm funding commitment in its 2015 manifesto to support the final 5% not covered by the programme.

Community News Read all »

7th
JUL

Covid19 likely to have a negative impact on the delivery of affordable rural housing

A fall in property prices as a consequence of Covid19 could reduce the number of affordable homes that get built in the countryside whilst larger, more inappropriate development could get the go-ahead warns charity, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE).W We know that many rural communities are supportive of small-scale housing schemes that are sensitive to the look and feel of the local area and which create homes that are affordable to local residents. But the fallout from Covid19 could up-end the viability of such schemes.

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Rural Housing Week 2020 (6th - 10th July)

Rural Housing Week is an annual celebration of rural housing when organisations work with external stakeholders to reinforce the message that housing is vital for the survival of rural communities and services.

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