Welcome to Ampleforth
Planning Meeting 15 May in the Village Hall (please check the noticeboard for the time, before Village Hall committee Meeting)
Ampleforth village is attractively situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the North Yorks Moors National Park.
It is a vibrant village which has three Churches, two Primary Schools, a Post Office, a village store, and a Fish and Chip shop/cafe.
Ampleforth Abbey and College are situated at the east end of the Parish and the College Sports Centre is widely used by the local community.
Superfast Broadband - News from community group
On 29th September a Broadband North Yorkshire Conference was held at Fountains Abbey.
Your representatives attended the Communities Session and here are some key facts about our future service.
A contract to deliver 2 Meg to every household and 20 Meg plus to 90% of households and businesses has been signed between BT and North Yorkshire County Council. The budget for is over £50 million and the timescale is to deliver the contract by the end of 2014. The initiative, Superfastnorthyorkshire (SFNY), is is being branded under a SUPERFAST sign.
BT are currently installing fibre across the UK, and North Yorkshire will be an expansion of their current commercial program. This will be an open network for use by all Internet Service Providers.
- Pre-planning - surveying etc. - equipment is ordered
- Prepare Exchange
- Planning Network - cabinets etc - meeting district councils to plan
- Installation - exchange to street cabinets and the pole by your house.
The service will then be available. They are currently at the pre-planning stage, so we do not know who is included in the 90%.
Information will be posted on: www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com
This will be a weekly update on what and where things are happening.
The options for the 10% of remaining households are:
- Work with BT who are looking at different technologies
- NYCC/NYnet to do more schemes
- Community DIY
SFNY will decide best option. They will complete the 90% first and then talk to communities.
BT have mathematical model to choose which areas are in or out of the 90%. Once completed details will be posted on the web site with indicative dates. We will keep you updated when we know what is happening in our area.
Sue Shepherd and Jon Borgia
The Broadband User Group (BUG) is up and running, with representatives from Ampleforth, Oswaldkirk, Gilling, Wass and smaller villages in the area, as we are not sure about the range of the service we will receive. NYCC is managing the provision of the rural broadband services and aims to have North Yorkshire fully connected by 2017. NYCC intends to set up a closed list of 8-10 ISPs for the entire County.
Villages will be clustered together around the technical feasibility of using the same connection service and a provider will be chosen from the list. The aim is to start with one cluster per District Council and we have to bid against other groups of villages to go first in Ryedale. Preparation is in hand and we will know if we are successful by June or July. If not, we will have to wait until a later date. Success depends very much on showing that there is a real need for the service, so if you still haven't filled in the Broadband Questionnaire on the County Council website, please do so - www.northyorks.gov.uk/broadbandsurvey
March 2012 report