Parish Council

2021/2022 Annual Governance & Accounting Report

Correction (1):  It has come to our notice that the dates given in the Notice of Public Rights below are incorrect.  The date of the announcement was in fact 28th June 2022 (not 17th June) and the period for exercise of public rights therefore ran from 30th June 2022 to 12th August 2022, not as stated. Correction (2):  It does not appear that Section 1 (Annual Governance Statement 2021/2022) and Section 2 (Accounting Statements 2021/2022) were included with this report.  These have now been added below. We apologise for these errors and omissions, but please be assured that the accounts are correct and have been properly audited. Shorne Parish Council, 22nd June 2023.

Broadband Community Fibre Projects

Connecting communities to fast fibre broadband Openreach is working hard to improve their network to get faster fibre broadband to as many people in the UK as they can. But there are some areas which they don’t currently plan to upgrade, or areas where they’ve upgraded to fibre but where people want to have an even faster internet connection. They know this can be frustrating. But there is another solution – a Community Fibre Partnership. What’s a Community Fibre Partnership? Openreach work with your local community to build a customised fibre solution to bring fibre broadband to homes and businesses.  They put a joint funding arrangement in place, which means they contribute some of the costs and your community funds the rest. They will then build the most affordable solution they can to meet your needs. They will also advise on any grants you might be able to get to help pay for your part e.g. from local authorities or the Government.  If your area already has fibre broadband, you can also use a Community Fibre Partnership to upgrade to even faster speeds. Openreach offers this step-by-step guide. Step 1. Use the fibre checker to see what’s available in your area Enter your landline number or postcode into their fibre checker to see if you can get fibre, or if they are planning to bring it to your area soon. If the fibre checker says ‘we’re not quite there yet’ that means that they don’t have plans to upgrade your area yet. So a Community Fibre Partnership could be a good alternative.  If you’re in an area that’s already getting fibre broadband (through Fibre to the Cabinet or FTTC) rather than direct to your premises (through Fibre to the Premises or FTTP), you could apply for a Community Fibre Partnership … Read more

Annual Governance & Accounting Reports (AGAR)

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2018/19 Annual Governance & Accounting Report

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