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Monday, 30 January 2012

Herefordshire Council looking at committing £6m on broadband Monday 23 January 2012 19:09:48 by Andrew Ferguson

Herefordshire Council's cabinet is cutting the discussions over allocating some £6 million from its own budget close to the mark, with a full council meeting to discuss the issue on 3rd February when the plan has to be submitted to the BDUK before the end of February 2012.
Herefordshire and Gloucestershire County Councils were amongst the first wave of pilots for BDUK funding and back in January 2011 but as yet we are still not aware of any actual awarding of contracts or trials under that scheme. The pilots seem to simply be areas that are slightly further ahead on the procurement process.
Herefordshire was allocated £6,350,000 by the BDUK in August 2011, but this will only be released on approval of the plan. The number of properties with poor or no broadband was estimated at 84,128, which is a massive 99.8% of the areas of the county eligible for State support. Gloucestershire has an allocation of £8,070,000 to cover 150,405 properties, which is 54.3% of the county.  19:09:48 by Andrew Ferguson

Friday, 20 January 2012

Big Chill 2012 Cancelled


Organisers blame lack of artist availability and scheduling problems with London 2012 Olympics

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

Home Energy Talk
Wednesday 11th January, 7:30pm at Harcourt Room, Mount Pleasant Hotel, Belle
Vue Terrace, Malvern, WR14 4PZ

Stay warm, reduce your bills and your carbon footprint. Talk and
demonstration of thermal imaging and other ways of measuring energy
efficiency. Also learn about our insulation project grant application, which
if successful will need to go ahead before March. There will be a chance to
register for the proposed solid wall insulation scheme.

This is being run by Transition Malvern Hills and one of the speakers is Brian Harper who some of you will have met at the coffee morning. He is much involved in the Malvern gas lamp project and also the thermal imaging work which is just being started in the Parish. He is a great enthusiast and talker so I think you may find the talk both interesting and informative.