Hockley Heath Dirt Track

There has been confusion recently over the use of the Hockley Heath Dirt Track at the recreation ground.  The Parish Council would like to make it clear that the dirt track is there for informal recreational play.  The site has never been, nor will it ever be a BMX track for extreme cycling.  This would not be an appropriate use given the physical restrictions on the site.

If you have any questions concerning the site, please contact the parish clerk.

Superfast Broadband gets closer to Hockley Heath

Hockley Heath has moved a step closer to getting superfast broadband as the area has now turned pink on the CSW Broadband rollout map, meaning that cabinets Lapworth 1, 2 and 9 are now scheduled for upgrade at some point in the next six months. Information about the cabinets can be found at http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk/where-when/rolling-12-month-plan and the updated map showing the coverage is at http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk/the-project/latest-maps/nga-network-coverage-map
Of course, all of the usual caveats apply with regard to the fact that nothing is certain until the service actually goes live, and that there are a number of factors that can affect the speeds that will be achieved, such as the distance of individual properties from the cabinet.
Engineers will soon be working to carry out a number of tasks, such as installing the new cabinet, running the fibre connection back to the exchange, connecting the new cabinet to the old one so that the final connection to properties can be made through the existing copper network and, of course, providing power to make everything work.
There may be some disruption to traffic whilst the work is being carried out, and in some cases rolling traffic management will be required which will necessitate the use of traffic lights or other measures to ensure the safety of the engineers. However, this temporary disruption is all in a good cause.
Once the cabinet has gone live the area will turn green on our map and on the 12-month plan. At that point you can order the service from a number of different Internet Service Providers. It is best to check carefully as there are a wide range of packages available, with some including telephone calls and even TV options. For impartial advice and to see which might be best for you visit http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-broadband

Dredging along the canal in December / January

Preparations are underway for a dredging project on the North Stratford Canal between Rotherham Oaks and Stratford Road Bridge. The work will include some bank protection, including to the rear of gardens off Spring lane. The relevant residents will be contacted direct in due course, but this is to let you know the general details:

The length of canal affected is 1.9km.

We anticipate removing about 1,200m3 of silt.

We will install approximate 900m of bank protection where the off-side bank is eroded and use the silt to backfill the bank protection.

The project is still subject to approval, but all being well, I anticipate starting either in Dec or early January.

I will update you on plans once they are confirmed.

If you have any specific queries regarding this project, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Paul Fox

Project Manager

O7711 650418

01908 681281

DD 3881

The Stop House, Braunston, Northants, NN11 3AD