Gigaclear fibre-broadband works: clearing-up

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Although many Parishioners have complimented Gigaclear’s contractors on the courtesy and helpfulness of the workers during the main installation works, there has been some concern about the state of many of the grass verges now that they appear to have left the village. 

The Parish Council therefore organised a joint-inspection with representatives of both Northants Highways and the contractors.  We are pleased to be able to reassure Parishioners that together we drew-up a full list of all the locations that aren’t yet up to standard, and we’re now working to agree on what action is needed at each location.

The vast majority will be dealt with by raking-over and an application of grass seed, probably during March.  

To give the grass a chance to grow, they’ve suggested that residents ask their families, visitors and neighbours to avoid walking, and driving or parking vehicles, on those re-seeded areas for as long as possible after the seed has been applied.

Gigaclear : Road closure information

From Northamptonshire Highways…

John Henry Group, on behalf of Gigaclear, have requested a number of closures to allow for the installation of a new telecommunications network.

The project in the area will commence on the 7th January 2019 and is expected to be completed by the 3rd April 2019.  As you will appreciate there has already been some works taking place using traffic signals within the area and the closures will commence when signed on site giving a minimum of 10 working days’ notice.

With Rectory Lane, Holcot residents will have access although they will need to wait to be escorted through the works.

Plans showing the closures and diversions can be viewed below:-

Spectacle Lane, Moulton and Boughton  –

Rectory Lane, Holcot –

Poplars Lane, Holcot  –

Back Lane, Holcot –

Church Lane, Sywell  –