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Super Fast Broadband now available in many places in the Town Centre

High-speed broadband arrives in Faringdon

As part of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme, two fibre-enabled cabinets are now live and ready to take orders in Faringdon.

This means that 276 residents and businesses in the parish will be able to request an upgrade to fibre-enabled broadband from a range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In most cases, this means that residents can select a product offering download speeds above 24Mb/s following infrastructure upgrades made via the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme.

The aim of the £30.1m programme, funded by Oxfordshire County Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and BT, is to provide access to fibre-enabled broadband where this is not commercially viable without public sector investment.

The cabinet in the following location is now sporting a large sticker declaring, ‘Fibre broadband is here.’ This indicates that the cabinet is live and ready to take customer orders.

Location of the fibre-enabled cabinets:

Faringdon Cabinet 11

Located on Pulling Close, standing opposite Thames Valley Police Station, 18 Marlborough Street, Faringdon SN7 7JP

Faringdon Cabinet 12

Located on Pulling Close, standing opposite 14 Marlborough Street, Faringdon SN7 7JP

Faringdon 11Serves 16 postcodes Faringdon 12 Serves 12 postcodes
SN7 7BN SN7 7AA
SN7 7EA SN7 7AE
SN7 7EB SN7 7AF
SN7 7EZ SN7 7AG
SN7 7FQ SN7 7AJ
SN7 7JA SN7 7HD
SN7 7JE SN7 7HL
SN7 7JG SN7 7HP
SN7 7JL SN7 7HU
SN7 7JN SN7 7HW
SN7 7JP SN7 7JB
SN7 7JQ SN7 8AD
SN7 7JR
SN7 7JS
SN7 7JW
SN7 8SL

Please note that improved broadband services are not turned on automatically. To access fibre-enabled broadband, please contact your chosen ISP or use comparison sites to find available packages.

There is a list of ISPs on the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire website:

http://www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk/broadband-providers

Dog Walkers who didnt pick up – Fined

We have been working with the Environmental Warden at VWHDC to focus on the increased dog fouling issue. Areas that have been brought to our attention are Tuckers Park, The Church Yard, Coxwell Rd and the Footpath that runs from Tesco to the Town Centre (Hobbs Lane).
Two fines have recently been issued in the district largely thanks to the support of the public that provided information of persistent dog walkers that did not pick up. They were identified and issued with a £50 FPN. Lets keep working together to stop this horrible problem.

Picnics in the Parks

This week is ‪#‎LoveParks‬ week – we have some fabulous parks in our town and are pleased to announce that we are planning two community picnics over the summer. Everyone is welcome to these FREE events. Bring your picnic and friends (or come alone and meet new people).

Wednesday 12th August – 12.30pm Town Park

 

Wednesday 19th August – 12.30pm Tuckers Park

Picnic in the Park

Faringdon Town Council clears footpath

Faringdon Town council have cleared the foothpath from Tesco’s to Town know as Hobbs Lane. Although this is not a Town council responsibility we had had lots of complaints and our residents were struggling to navigate the brambles. We tried referring the problem to the responsible authorities with no success, so our wonderful Leisure Services Team took matters into their own hands. Here are the results.

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