Parish Council Meeting – 7th October 2014

There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council on Tuesday 7th October, at 7.30pm in the School (Jubilee Hall). The agenda can be downloaded here.

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Broadband Meeting – 10th September 2014

Mr Glenn Peacey, Programme Manager Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme, explained that the existing published plan (wave 1 – 90% coverage by end 2015) excludes most of Bentworth but they are currently planning the next wave (95% coverage by end 2017). He would expect cabinet 12 near the village green to be included within this plan. BT will notify him by the end of the year for certain and the public will know before Spring 2015 whether Bentworth is or is not included and, If it is, the planned date for completion. We could expect this to be somewhere between end 2015 (earliest) and end 2017 (latest).

There was a short discussion on self-funding. As far as upgrading BT phone connections were concerned, BT would only consider allowing self-funding if the exchange was already upgraded (Medstead is) and if the cabinet was not in an existing plan. He thought that as cabinet 12 would probably be in the next plan, it was not worth considering at the moment but waiting until Spring 2015 to know for certain. If cabinet 12 is not included in the plan, the discussion over self-funding and getting BT to quote could take place from Spring 2015. The BT quote process takes 6-9 months and then there would be a further 6 months for the build to be completed. He thought the cost of self-funding would be around £25-30K.

The presentation from the meeting is available to download here.

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Parish Council Meeting Minutes – 2nd September 2014

The minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd September 2014 are available to download here.

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Planning Committee Meeting – 8th September 2014

There will be a meeting of the Planning Committee at 7:00pm on Monday 8th September 2014 in the Jubilee (school) Hall. The agenda is available here.

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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes – 21st July 2014

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 21st July 2014 are available to download here.

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