Internet infrastructure improvement with BT Community Partnerships and Rural Gigbit Scheme: Hernhill update

This is a very exciting development for our village and the updating of the BT infrastructure to enable faster internet.

Currently there are three separate applications in the pipeline:

Dargate, including all residencies in the area from and including Plum Pudding Lane, Dargate Road including the enclave at Belvedere Farm, through Butlers Hill. ending at Summer Lees Farm, including Hernhill Primary School – Lead Michelle Harris
Monks Hill area – Lead Kerry Parsons
Staplestreet area (around and including ME139HZ) – Lead Christopher Hildyard

All of these applications are hoping to draw upon the funding available from the Rural Gigabit Scheme to update their internet provision.

I spoke with the regional BT manager for Kent. He told me that we had now all missed the deadline to catch the funding which ends on March 31st, as we would have had to have a final offer price by Februay 14th, which none of us did. There is another Government Scheme in the pipeline, to begin in April, but the details of it are not yet known. It is likely to be a similar scheme and the indications are that this region is eligible, and all the applications are still progressing to that end.

Regardless of current speeds, all residences in the distribution point are eligible for the vouchers

The Monks Hill application is still waiting for a provisional offer to give a ball park idea of the cost before a more detailed quote is given known as the ‘final offer’. The Dargate and Staplestreet applications are waiting for the ‘final offer’. Details of the properties included in each application is listed separately below – Staplestreet here; Dargate here.

My understanding is that once the final offer is made, BT will write to every residence that benefits from the scheme (which is governed by the current phone lines’ distribution point). Regardless of current speeds, all residences in the distribution point are eligible for the vouchers. In the case of the Dargate application, this will be fibre to the premises, which will have the capacity to deliver much higher speeds than from the cabinet. Addresses in the distribution point will be provided with information as to how to pledge their vouchers to the application. if a business is registered from the address, in the old scheme, additional funding was available for that residence. Once the required funding level is reached, the pledging process ceases, there is final communication to inform everyone that the target has been reached and then the project is put into the upgrading diary of BT and will be completed within a year.

If you live in the target areas please keep your eyes open for information coming from BT and act on it as quickly as you can; the success of these partnerships depends on each residence in the community pledging their voucher support.


Staplestreet
Core community – 47 Premises

Initial Estimate – £67,032.00

Cost Per Premise – £1,426.21

Addresses included in Scheme:

FAIRBROOK BUNGALOW HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
FAIRBROOK COTTAGE HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
STAPLE STREET ROAD GOODNESTONE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HY
1 CHERRYWOOD GOODNESTONE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HY
2 CHERRYWOOD GOODNESTONE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HY
6 CHERRYWOOD GOODNESTONE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HY
LAVENDER COTTAGE STAPLE STREET ROAD GOODNESTONE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HY
WESTLAND HOUSE STAPLE STREET ROAD GOODNESTONE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HY
KEMSDALE LODGE HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JT
4 STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9UD
5 STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9UD
ALBION HOUSE STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9UB
THE BOTHY STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9UB
FORGE ORCHARD STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9UD
KENT COTTAGE STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9UD
SUTHERLAND HOUSE STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9UD
2 FAIRBROOK OAST STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9FE
3 FAIRBROOK OAST STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9FE
4 FAIRBROOK OAST STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9FE
1 FAIRBROOK OAST STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9FE
3 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
4 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
5 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
7 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
8 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
9 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
10 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
11 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
12 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
13 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
14 CHERRYWOOD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
FAIRBROOK FARM HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
1 OAST COTTAGE HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
2 OAST COTTAGE HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
1 LOWER OAST COTTAGES HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
2 LOWER OAST COTTAGES HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
FAIRBROOK HOUSE HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9HZ
KEMSDALE FARM KEMSDALE ROAD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JA
THE COACH HOUSE KEMSDALE ROAD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JP
1 KEMSDALE HOUSE KEMSDALE ROAD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JP
2 KEMSDALE HOUSE KEMSDALE ROAD HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JP
1 EASTLEA OAST BULL LANE BOUGHTON-UNDER-BLEAN FAVERSHAM ME13 9JF
2 EASTLEA OAST BULL LANE BOUGHTON-UNDER-BLEAN FAVERSHAM ME13 9JF
1 STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9UD
VICTORIA COTTAGE STAPLE STREET HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9UD
GARDENERS COTTAGE CHALKY LANE BOUGHTON-UNDER-BLEAN FAVERSHAM ME13 9SP
1 CHALKY LANE BOUGHTON-UNDER-BLEAN FAVERSHAM ME13 9SP


Dargate Application

Core community – 86 Premises
Initial Estimate – £107159
Cost Per Premise – £1246.03

8 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
10 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
11 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
12 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
9 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
3 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
4 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
5 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
6 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
7 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
THE OLD GATEHOUSE BUTLERS HILL DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EW HONEYSUCKLE VILLA DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EU
GEORGE BELL FARM DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EU
KENNELS EVALUNA PLUMPUDDING LANE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EY CLARIDGES FOSTALL HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JJ
THE OLD FARMHOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
CHAPEL PLANTATION DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
THE CHAPEL DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
BUSHEY WHILDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HQ
DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HQ
HOMESIDE HOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HQ
LITTLE ORCHARDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
1-2 WOODLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HJ
BRACONDALE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
BELVEDERE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH

2 MILES COTTAGES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
NEWLANDS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
BARN ADJACENT BRECONDALE AND NEWLANDS BUTLERS HILL DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
1 MILES COTTAGES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
OAKLEIGH DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
PEAR TREE COTTAGE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
YEW TREE HOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HG
CHAPEL COTTAGE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
CHAPEL HOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
DARGATE FARM DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
TUDOR WALK DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
FLAT THE DOVE INN PLUMPUDDING LANE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB DARGATE FARM PLUMPUDDING LANE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9JE
CAIRO LODGE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
BROOK FARM DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HH
2 LILLIES PLACE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HQ
ORCHARD POULTRY FARM DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
ACORNS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HG
1 LILLIES PLACE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HQ
ELMTREE COTTAGE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HG
SUNNYSIDE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HG
2 POST OFFICE COTTAGES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EX
PLUM PUDDING COTTAGE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EX
2 MEADOW COTTAGES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EU
SUMMER LEES FARM FOSTALL HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JJ
WOODFIELD FOSTALL HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JJ
FOSTALL HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JG
OAKLEIGH MANOR LANDSCAPES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
PLUM PUDDING BARN BELVEDERE FARM DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
THE PADDOCKS BELVEDERE FARM DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
BELVEDERE MANOR BELVEDERE FARM DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
APPLE BARN DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
CHUDLEY HOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
THE FORMER COLD STORE DARGATE FARM DARGATE ROAD DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
1 RED BRICK COTTAGES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EZ
2 RED BRICK COTTAGES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EZ
PLANTATION HOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
ORCHARD HOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EX
DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
2 HONEYSUCKLE COTTAGES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HA
1 HONEYSUCKLE COTTAGES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HA
TWIN MAYS DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EX
THE OLD POST OFFICE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EX
5 OAST COTTAGES PLUM PUDDING LANE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EY
4 OAST COTTAGES PLUM PUDDING LANE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EY
3 OAST COTTAGES PLUM PUDDING LANE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EY
1-2 OAST COTTAGES PLUM PUDDING LANE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EY
OLD POST OFFICE PLUMPUDDING LANE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EX

EVALUNA DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EU
3 SUMMER LEES COTTAGES FOSTALL HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JJ
BLACK OAST FOSTAL FAVERSHAM ME13 9FD
FORSTAL HOUSE FOSTALL HERNHILL FAVERSHAM ME13 9JJ
LAMBOURNE HOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9HB
1 MEADOW COTTAGES DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EU
BAILIFFS COTTAGE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9JE
PLUMPUDDING LANE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EX
DARGATE HOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9JE
GATE HOUSE DARGATE FAVERSHAM ME13 9EX
MOBILE HOME 2 HOLLY HILL FARM DAWES ROAD DENSTROUDE CANTERBURY CT2 9LF
KEEPERS COTTAGE DENSTROUDE CANTERBURY CT2 9LE
HOLLY HILL HOUSE HOLLY HILL FARM DAWES ROAD DENSTROUDE CANTERBURY CT2 9LF

Michelle Harris

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