July 2018 Update
We are working hard behind the scenes to bring the B4RN hyperfast broadband service to everyone in Burton & Clawthorpe. This is a passive phase of the project where a large amount of preparatory work has and continues to been done to ensure wayleave agreements are signed so the fibres can legally cross people’s land. The core routes are starting to form especially to the school. Some land is proving difficult to gain wayleave agreement through land ownership issues but we are stepping through this in a methodical way to resolve issues as they arise. Getting this phase right makes the installation much easier.
A key part of the passive phase of B4RN installation is to receive investment to fund the active phase of the project (the dig). Investment is being received from investors in Burton and this money is ring fenced for our parish to allow us to buy the ducting, fibre, cabinet etc. to complete the project.
If you haven’t already invested please take a look at www.b4rn.org.uk under investment and see what it entails. Some of the key investment points
- 30% tax relief on investments through the HMRC Enterprise Investment Scheme
- After 3 years redeem your shares for face value (£1/share) or receive dividends (B4RN currently paying 5%)
- Invest £1500 and receive a free connection (usually £150)
- Invest in our children’s future - Burton Morewood Primary School will receive a free B4RN service for life.
Mike Iddon, Ollie Craig, Martin Sansby, Ian Poulett and Francis Mason-Hornby