Broadband Upgrade for Marchington and the surrounding area
DON’T MISS OUT
Broadband providers are upgrading their networks to lightning-fast speeds all over the UK. It will take longer to upgrade rural parts of the country, but Marchington and the surrounding area has the chance to apply for some funding to upgrade within 12 months, provided we can gain interest from up to 600 properties by the end of February 2022.
This scheme is supported by Marchington Parish Council.
Register on line via the link below before the 28th February –
Alternatively, there is a printable registration form on the flyer below –
Volunteer Flood Warden required Marchington Parish Council is looking for one or more volunteers to fulfil the role of Flood Warden in the Parish to work alongside a team of volunteers. The role would include supporting the village in times of flooding with road closures, full training will be given.
If you are interested in supporting the local community, please contact the Parish Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Marchington Volunteer Group
The Friends of Marchington volunteer group have been busy working on several projects around the village. You may have noticed the tree’s and the Snowdrops that have been planted on Green Lane and at the Cricket ground, down by the river the team of volunteers have been working hard to clear the area and some bushes have been planted.
If you’d like to get involved in the Village Greening projects, please email the Clerk for details email@example.com
Marchington Full Fibre Broadband Initiative
Marchington has the opportunity to apply for government funding to upgrade our current broadband service to the fastest and most reliable broadband service available, full fibre broadband, years ahead of anyone else with the support of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.
Full fibre would replace the old copper cable connections from the green cabinets to our homes and can deliver connection speeds of 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps), equivalent to one gigabit per second (Gbps)
Every property is entitled to up to £1,500 per home and £3,500 per small to medium-sized business (SME) towards the cost of installing full fibre broadband but only when each property is part of a community group pooled together.
At this stage we would like to see how much interest there might be from Marchington village, Marchington Woodlands and the surrounding area before we apply for the funding. We are just asking people to register their interest – there is no obligation to commit to anything or to worry about existing contracts.
The fund is only available until March 2021 so please register by 31st October 2020 and encourage your neighbours to do the same.
Please note: If you run a business from your property, please register as a business so that we can add more money to the fund.
For full information about the scheme from the government Department for Digital, Media, Culture & Sport go to https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/
Please follow this link to register your home or business
Re-opening of Playgrounds
The play and gym equipment is now open at Forest Side and Silver Lane. Please follow the guidelines set by Marchington Parish Council in order to keep safe. Marchington Parish Council will not be cleaning any of the equipment.
Marchington Flood Information
A copy of the presentation document from the Marchington public community information event along with frequently asked questions has been provided by The Environment Agency. There is also an enquiry form available should you have any further questions that you would like to submit to The Environment Agency.
We have been given the link below for information on social distancing.
I hope that you find this useful.
Public Space Protection Orders
East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) has considered all requests for public space protection (PSPO) and has made decisions based on information and evidence submitted and from information held on our records. We considered all current areas and whether any alterations were required. We also considered new requests or removing any existing ones where they are no longer required.
A full list of the PSPO’s can be found on the East Staffordshire Borough Council’s website www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk and search PSPO dogs or PSPO alcohol.
Any queries regarding the PSPO information on the East Staffordshire Borough Council’s website please email the PSPO@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk direct.
Community Orchard Pruning Session
Our expert Jeff Bates and lots of enthusiastic participants eager to learn a new skill all followed by refreshments in a gorgeous setting.
Bulb Planting and Community Orchard News
Over 400 bulbs have been planted around the village by a fantastic team of volunteers. These were purchased from funds raised during the Open Gardens over the Festival Weekend.
A group from the “Wellies project” will soon be creating bug hotels and bird boxes to enhance the Orchard. As ever a huge thank you to Jane Hilton for all her work.
Thank you to all the Village Clean Up helpers who gave their time on Saturday it really was appreciated.
Huge thanks to everyone who came and helped us to update the orchard.