Monday, 8 February 2016

Superfast broadband - update


From: Geoff Hall
Sent: 02 February 2016 17:06
To: OnLincolnshire
Subject: Contact Us Form - Onlincolnshire Website


I am a local resident that reports news for our village via the 'Nocton in Lincolnshire' web page:

Further to the 26 October 2015 Press Release [] about improved broadband services for our village, please will you provide an update about BT's plans to upgrade the Metheringham Pillar 3/2 cabinet to fibre (this is situated outside the Post Office on Main Street, Nocton, LN4 2BH).

In the Press Release, a completion date of March 2016 was reported, as we are now only two months away from the stated deadline, has this work been scheduled and when can we expect the upgrade work to commence please?

Many thanks.

From: OnLincolnshire
Sent: 08 February 2016 09:00
To: Geoff Hall
Subject: Onlincolnshire Website

Hi Geoff

Apologies for the delay in our response. We have been told that this cabinet should be completed before the end of March 2016. We are conscious of the fact that time is moving on and are asking BT for status reports on this – we will aim to provide a definite answer for the village and will include this cabinet in our weekly update list on Friday this week.

Kind regards

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Gilbert Insall

Lincolnshire was central to the Great War effort 100 years ago

'Well over 100 Victoria Crosses had been awarded up to December 1915, the last one of the year being awarded to Second Lieutenant Gilbert Insall, who was a pilot in the RFC serving with 11 Squadron.'

Gilbert Insall

Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall and Thomas Ham Donald ["Tales of the V.C."]

Friday, 5 February 2016

Parish Council meeting

Next meeting

The next Parish Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 9th February at 7.00pm. This is the Agenda for the meeting.

Other paperwork related to the meeting can be located at the bottom of the 'Meetings, Minutes and Agendas - 2016' page.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

No factory farms

Waitrose to ban factory farmed cows from producing milk for its supermarkets as it targets animal welfare

'Cows will be guaranteed at least 100 days grazing outside a year on farms supplying Waitrose in a backlash against dairy factory farms.'

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Western Power

New transformer

Work is being carried out to replace the aging electricity transformer on the Bridle Path. This has been in situ since 1954 and requires renewal. The mains cabling has been uncoupled, the old transformer removed by Ainscough crane and the new transformer housing has been delivered to site ready for installation.

A new plinth has to be laid prior to the housing being craned into position. Once this work has been completed, the new transformer can be built and made operational.

Underground work completed

Removing the old transformer
FAO Richard Ellis

New transmitter housing

Ready for installation