• B4RN

March 2019 Update

B4RN is coming along and we should start mole ploughing fields in the next week or so (weather dependant).

Firstly to express an interest, go HERE We are now looking for investment in the project. Interest is paid from day one at 5% subject to minimum investment term of 3 years and interest rates subject to annual review. Invest £1,500 and get a free connection (usual cost £150). People can invest by visiting HERE We have a good team assembling who are going door to door with this information, are you able to help with your area? Do you know anyone else who may be able to help us? If so please contact us as soon as possible.

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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. 

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B4RN Hyperfast Broadband for Burton

Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) is a professionally designed fibre optic broadband network, run for the community, by the community. They offer 1,000Mbps (1 Gigabit per second) fibre to the Home or Business for every property in their coverage area. We now have the opportunity to get B4RN to Burton-in-Kendal served from the cabinet that is being installed at the new Church Bank Gardens development.

Benefits of B4RN

• Hyperfast: Speeds of 1Gbps. Every member of your household/business can use fast broadband without frustration. Great for video calls like Skype and Facetime.

• Unlimited: Great for streaming – no more buffering Netflix and iPlayer!

• Reliable: Doesn’t use any overhead copper landlines, so won’t drop out in a storm.

• Affordable: Slower ‘superfast’ providers struggle to match B4RN on price (B4RN don’t charge a line rental and you can dispense with your landline once you have B4RN installed).

• Supportive: Office hours support from their base in Melling, next day call out and 24/7 support contract for core network issues.

• Adds Value/Attractiveness to home/business: Local estate agents have started displaying the B4RN logo as a selling point for homes within the B4RN area.

• Tax Efficient Investments: HMRC Enterprise Investment Scheme compliant (30% tax relief).

Why B4RN for Burton-in-Kendal?

With current speeds around 30Mbps, which often drop at peak times, residents of Burton who we have spoken to are keen to future proof their homes with access to full fibre internet. We are luckier than most rural communities as the Burton Telephone Exchange in Boon Town has been fibre enabled but we are still reliant on copper lines to our homes. Only B4RN is offering fibre to our homes, with speeds far above today’s requirement.  It is right on our doorstep, and through the volunteer-led nature of the business, it is never going to be more cost effective than now to take this up. 

How do we get it?  

The core B4RN network is serving properties in Dalton. The core trunk route has been mole ploughed in past the hamlet of Dalton itself and is planned to then complete the loop by connecting to the new cabinet at Church Bank Gardens.  If this is going to happen we need you, the property owners in Burton-in-Kendal, investing in B4RN with your energy and enthusiasm, by registering an interest or you can also invest financially (detailed illustrations are available on the B4RN website, B4RN.org.uk)  As a community, we need to plan and dig the route, especially the spurs to our homes. We also need teas brewed and cakes baked to feed a hungry B4RN community volunteer workforce! This is a great opportunity to bring the community together.

INTERESTED?

We urge everyone to get on board and if nothing else please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express your views about installing B4RN in Burton.

We have set up a Facebook page at fb.me/B4RN4burton , and will soon have a webpage via www.burtonweb.org.uk.

Mike Iddon (Morewood Drive) and Francis Mason-Hornby (Dalton Hall)

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Hyperfast Broadband for Burton Update

We had a well attended B4RN community meeting in the village hall on Wednesday 18 April. Dave Ryall from B4RN gave a presentation to the local community about the next steps involved in this exciting project. There were a selection of B4RN champions from other villages who have already completed this project, they were kept busy with questions about how to install B4RN and what the benefits have been to their communities.

In summary for those who could not attend the next steps for the project are to:

  • • Raise shares to allow the digging of the core routes to take place. Application forms are available from www.b4rn.org.uk/investors phone B4RN on 01524 555 887 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • • Agree final wayleaves for the key trunk routes with landowners
  • • Install the link from Dalton to the new development at Church Bank Gardens (this allows the B4RN cabinet to go live for the village)
  • • Form a team to oversee the detailed work in installing B4RN into everyone’s premises who has expressed an interest. A key priority for the project is connecting Burton Morewood Primary School (who get a free connection and service) and as many properties along the route in the process.

Benefits of B4RN:

  • • Hyperfast: Speeds of 1000 mb/s, future proof. Every member of your household / business can use fast broadband without frustration. Great for video calls like Skype and Facetime.
  • • Unlimited: Great for streaming – no more buffering Netflix and iPlayer!
  • • Reliable: Doesn’t use any overhead copper landlines, so won’t drop out in a storm.
  • • Affordable: £30/month, slower ‘superfast’ providers struggle to match B4RN on price (B4RN don’t charge line rental, you can keep your existing number and dispense with your BT landline once you have B4RN installed – Using VoIP)
  • • Supportive: Office hours support from their base in Melling, next day call out and 24/7 support contractor for core network issues.
  • • Adds value/Attractiveness to home/business: Local estate agents have started displaying the B4RN logo as a selling point for homes within the B4RN area.
  • • Tax Efficient Investment: HMRC Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) compliant (30% tax relief).

For more information or to offer help contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Facebook page fb.me/b4rn4burton

Mike Iddon and Ollie Craig (Morewood Drive), Pete McFarlane (The Square) and Francis Mason-Hornby (Dalton Hall)

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December update

It seems a long time since we had our initial B4RN information meeting way back in April. There has been a great deal of work carried out behind the scenes during this passive phase. Martin and Mike have been extremely busy in the village planning out the main trunk routes through Burton and together with Francis Mason-Hornby have been gathering the wayleaves from landowners in order to make the project feasible. B4RN have signed off on the core routes running from east to west through the village.

A huge amount of thanks must go to all the residents and landowners that have signed wayleaves thus far. This is a community project, and we need everyone pulling in the same direction so that the whole village can benefit.

Burton Morewood School have agreed to site the B4RN cabinet in the playing field, providing a central village location which will also enable the school to be connected from day one.

Once the route to the cabinet goes live, Thornleigh Drive, Mowbray Drive and Boon Town will have the connection tantalisingly close in the fields just to the east of each road.

We have a significant number of wayleaves through the village to the west of the A6070 through the Tanpits Lane and Station Lane area. Again, a great reception from all on the wayleave front-thanks again.

What next?? We need as many people as possible to contact B4RN and register an interest. This will show B4RN the undoubted enthusiasm that we have for the project within Burton. Alongside registering an interest the project also requires a level of investment from the community. This investment allows the digging phase to commence and allow the whole project to take off. You can do either of these things directly on the website at b4rn.org.uk/eoibk or via a form from Gill or Akis at the shop.

Once you have registered an interest there is a whole host of ways to contact us and to be kept up to speed on progress.

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burtonweb.org.uk/B4RN

burtonb4rn.org

B4RN hyperfast broadband 4 Burton Facebook page

Mike Iddon, Martin Sansby, Ollie Craig and Francis Mason-Hornby

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