EBAG – Fantastic Broadband Opportunity

Ellisfield Broadband Action Group (EBAG) have today, hand-delivered a new communication to the houses in the South of the village regarding the latest news about internet connectivity. The communication says:

“We have just now received a significantly lower quote from Openreach/Hampshire County Council for a faster broadband solution (Fibre to the Premises – FTTP) to the whole of South of Ellisfield. The quote is for £44,883 which means that we need to raise £22,442 (Hampshire County Council can currently provide 50% of the cost).

EBAG firmly believes that this is a great opportunity for the South! Although the South are having to pay for their broadband it is important to point out that the solution on offer is the ‘latest and greatest’ available. It is superior to the solution in the North and will give us a uniform fast service that is inherently future proofed. FTTP can offer speeds of up to 300mbps!”

However HCC funds are limited and issued on a first come first served basis. Therefore time is of the essence – we need to move quickly. The South raised £11,500 in pledges in 2014, let’s just double that!!

We are now asking residents to make their pledges via:

Pledges will be taken in confidence. Please could you confirm the date of your pledge, the amount, your name and property name. We will acknowledge your pledges in due course along with a proposed payment date.

******PLEDGES NEED TO BE WITH US BY 6 MAY 2018******

Please ‘dig deep’. There is no minimum or maximum amount to pledge as every household is different. However as this is a community undertaking we would hope that the majority will feel able to contribute something.

If anyone has ideas for community fundraising efforts – perhaps the younger generation might like to get involved – please share them as this scheme has huge benefits for everyone for many years to come.

If you have any questions please contact Alix Taylor (details above) in the first instance.
We will publicise a running total on the Parish Council website and should you wish at any point to increase your pledge please do so!

We would be interested to hear if you run a business from your home in the South of Ellisfield as we are investigating the ‘Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme’. Just let Ali or Alix know.

The North of the village did go live with superfast broadband on 10 April 2018. If residents in the North have any questions or require assistance about what to do next please contact Julian Wright, who will be only too happy to help.”

Read the whole communication here:  Pledge Communication April 2018

 

 

 

Ellisfield Wine Walk – Friday 8 June 2018

This year the Ellisfield Wine Walk will take place on Friday 8 June 2018.

Theme: Not Going To Russia!

Enjoy wines from the countries who failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals – but who wants to go there anyway?  Click the Wine Walk Flyer 2018_ for a map and more details.

Where:

  • Zani Robinson (Chile), Coopers Farm, Bell Lane
  • Bev Staunton (Italy), Southgate, Green Lane
  • Gordon Dunse (South Africa), The Thatched Cottage, Green Lane

When:

Starts: 7pm
Finishes late: At hosts discretion
Donations per glass: £2.50

All proceeds in aid of the Memorial Hall.
Each host will have flags outside their house – so you’ll know you’re at the right location!

Memorial Hall AGM – Tue 15 May

Ellisfield
Memorial Hall Committee 2018 AGM

At 7.30pm
on Tuesday 15th May 2018
Memorial Hall,
Church Lane

We hope you will be able to join us for our
Annual General Meeting.

The AGM is open to all Ellisfield residents who may, if they wish, ask questions and make suggestions in regards to the running of the Hall and the organising of village events.

Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

AGM Minutes – May 2017 for viewing before 2018 AGM

Bluebell Walk – Monday 7 May 2018

Off the Beaten Track
Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May

A 5k walk, partly on private land, through bluebell woods, by kind permission of

Viscount Lymington

£5 per adult £1 per child up to 16
Dogs on leads welcome

Muddy at some points!

Raffle Cake & squash to purchase halfway

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Start at Home Farm Barn, Farleigh Wallop (RG25 2HX)

between 10.30am and 11.15am.

Lunch: Hot Dogs and Venison Burgers for sale
back at Farleigh Barn
In aid of St Martin’s, Ellisfield and St Andrew’s, Farleigh Wallop
BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
Info: Bernard Cazenove 01256 381279

Retirement of Cllr David Richards from the Parish Council

“David Richards served on the Parish Council for nearly 10 years. His thoughtful
and well balanced contributions were always much appreciated. His special
responsibilities included representing Ellisfield at the Basingstoke & Deane
Association of Parish Councils (BDAPTC) which he regularly attended, and
Highways issues. As Ellisfield’s point of contact with Highways, he had the
thankless task of time and again communicating our pot hole problems. Others
would have given up in frustration but he manfully discharged the duty for a
number of years, for which we are very grateful. He also, at the time of the flash
floods two years ago, produced a comprehensive map of Ellisfield’s grips, drains,
culverts and ditches. We are grateful for his service and we will miss him.”

Tim Guinness 21st March 2018