CCC Highways and Communities Infrastructure Committee approved the Haslingfield Phase 1 at their meeting on Tuesday 18th November 2014 and CCC Highways now are going to place an order with Skanska for the work to be done. News on the work programme will follow soon.
The good news is that the dark green cabinets in Lilac Close and School Lane providing superfast broadband have now been connected to the exchange in Harston by OpenReach. This means that most people in Haslingfield can now enjoy a much higher speed when connecting to the internet using Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) technology which is known as fibre optic. The actual speed you can get will depend on where you live in the village and how far you are away from the green cabinets, with a claimed maximum speed of almost 38Mbps if you are very close. You may also need a new type of router called a VDSL router in your premises as the technology is different from the existing technology called ADSL broadband, which is used by most people.
You will need to contact an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to see if they offer the fibre broadband service in Haslingfield. There are already quite a few companies offering it. A good starting point will be here: http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/buy-it-now/ (note: Some may not offer the service until the end of September)
Ron van der Hoorn
Broadband Champion for Haslingfield
The Parish Council meets on the second Monday of each month in the Village Hall. It is responsible for advising SCDC on planning issues, the parish budget, management of the VillageHall, Skatepark, Play Area and Recreation ground, footpaths etc. If you are interested in becoming involved with running the parish and contributing to decision making which affects your village please contact the Parish Clerk, Frances Laville on 01223 874585
Bob Branch, Chairman of the Haslingfield Parish Council reported: “Skanska have completed draft drawings for the first stage of traffic calming measures. They have been reviewed by HPC and are being amended slightly. The drawings will be discussed with CCC and CCC will then prepare draft Road Traffic Orders for publication and consultation. At present things are on track for completion of the work in late summer or autumn of this year. HPC are now considering possible measures for a second stage of work.”