Parish Council for Flyford Flavell, Grafton Flyford and North Piddle

Our Next Meeting: 18th September, 2018

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News

Here are some upcoming events in the area.

Broadband Update

27th June 2018

The parish council has been working with BT for some time now to come up with a scheme to deliver better broadband to the parishes. Last year we identified by way of a survey that about 90 properties in the Grafton Flyford and North Piddle area had very slow broadband that did not comply with the government target of 2M. BT responded to this survey with their own assessment which included only 62 properties.

BT is under no legal obligation to upgrade broadband above 2M where it does not consider it to be economically viable, however they gave us a quotation under their community scheme to provide fibre to the premises to these properties. When the available subsides were taken into account this worked out at about £260 per household. The parish council promoted this scheme but were very quickly asked to challenge BT about the 30 odd properties that had been left out. These included properties along the A422 almost to the border with Dormston.

After some negotiation, BT agreed to include these properties in the scheme and requoted for the work. Two weeks ago the government revised its subsidy scheme and it now looks like an enhanced community scheme covering 89 properties in Libbery, Grafton Flyford, North Piddle and the lower end of Flyford Flavell along the A422 can be delivered entirely within the subsidy.

The parish council has managed to identify enough businesses and residents willing to participate in the voucher scheme to cover the cost of the work and the quotation from BT has been accepted and the application for the funds has been made.

The scheme now has to be agreed by The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Assuming that the scheme is agreed, Openreach will then ratify the premises to be connected and work should begin with a view to faster broadband being available this time next year.

We are aware that there are still outlying properties that are not in this scheme or do not have faster broadband within Flyford Flavell and the parish council will continue to campaign for faster broadband to all the premises in the parishes. If you are not sure if you are in the scheme or would like to be included in our next campaign please contact either Steve Nesbitt or Mark Broughton-Taylor.


Carols on the Green

Thursday 21st December 2017 6pm - 7.30pm

Flyford Flavell Social Committee invites you to join the village in traditional carol singing around the Christmas tree on the village green.

Mulled wine/hot chocolate and sweets treats will be provided and Father Christmas will be making a special appearance (if children have been good!).

Donations will be sought to plant a permanent Christmas tree on the Green.


Flyford Flavell Fete - Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who came along and supported our new look fete. It was lovely to see so many people participating in the various activities on offer, browsing around the stalls and then enjoying the refreshments.

We made over £1,200, which we are very grateful for, the funds being divided equally between Flyford Social Group and Flyford School.

Flyford Social Group has since donated its share to St. Peter’s Church.


Flyford Flavell Fete

Flyford Flavell Social Group and Flyford Flavell First School PTA are joining forces for a new look FETE to take place on Saturday 23rd September 2017 in the school grounds, 1 pm - 4 pm.

Lots of stalls, games, tombolas, raffle, food and entertainment. For further information contact Pam or Tony Gale on 462561 or speak to a Flyford Flavell School PTA member.


New Homes Bonus

Our Parish has £7,726.00 to spend on projects that will benefit the whole community.

The Flyfords Parish Council would like to spend £1,966.50 on weather proof tables and chairs for use by social groups in the parishes and Flyford Flavell Church community project.

Please let us know by June 30th if you support this proposal or if you have any other ideas how the money could be spent.

For more information go to www.wychavon.gov.uk/newhomesbonus