Monthly Archives: August 2014

Fibre Broadband to 95% of Leicestershire by March 2016

Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council has signed a 16.9 million contract with BT to bring fibre broadband to 95% of homes and businesses in Leicestershire by the end of March 2016.

Leicestershire County Council is investing 4.1 million as part of the deal, with 3.3 million from the Government s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds and 1.23 million from the European Union.

BT is contributing 8.3 million to the project.

BT Openreach will start survey work in the autumn and the first locations to be upgraded will be announced early in 2014.

For more information, click on the following link:

For further information on superfast broadband, visit our Superfast broadband in the UK2 page.


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Superfast Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme


August 27, 2014

Want up to 3,000 to improve your business broadband? Get a Connection Voucher now! Grants of up to 3,000are now available to small and medium sized businesses in Bristol, helping with the cost of installing high-speed, high-grade broadband.

Registered charities,social enterprises and sole traders can also apply.

There s nearly 5m available but hurry, it s first-come, first-served and must be used by February 2015.

It s quick and simple do it now at

For more information, download the BCC Broadband Connection flyer2 or contact Bristol City Council.


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The Commonty: Wigtownshire Arts Hub

Wigtownshire Arts Hub announces its very first Creative Showcase hosted by the Whtihorn Trust On 11th November there will be an event for creative people, those interested in the arts and those involved in tourism and wanting to know more about activity in the area. The Whithorn Story Visitor Centre will be open between 12pm and 5pm free of charge. This will be the opportunity to show and talk about what you do, share ideas and network and perform something. We will have a film area featuring films made in the area, for instance When the Song Dies (fresh from the Raindance Festival) and The Folk Who Live on the Hill (film by UrbanCroft about the people of Dick s Hill). There will be two exhibition spaces for artists and craftspeople to show an example of their work or their portfolio.

There will be a space where we will have storytellers, poets, writers, musicians and singers performing plus there will be an open session space for singers and musicians to join together. From 5-7pm meals will be available and then there will be a concert by Jenn Butterworth and Laura Beth Salter. A new(ish!) duo with Jenn Butterworth on guitar and vocals and Laura-Beth Salter on mandolin and vocals playing all sorts of songs from all over the place, and a few tunes too! The girls got together following successful appearances at Celtic Connections and on BBC TV. Winnie Cooper of the Wigtownshire Arts Hub said We wanted to show what a vibrant and creative area we live in. During the day we will be able to add people to our shareable virtual map and to our database, that way we can let them know about any opportunities . Info for editors: Wigtownshire Arts Hub Action Plan (email[email protected]1 for a copy).

There will be an Area Committee report by Colin Feeman on the Wigtownshire Arts Hub at their meeting on 7th November.


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