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Superfast Broadband for Benington

The Parish Council have been speaking to Connected Counties regarding the progress of the roll out of the super-fast fibre broadband network into Benington.

Connected Counties is a partnership between Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire's Local Enterprise Partnership, Buckinghamshire County Council and BT, focused upon extending fibre broadband coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the county.

The latest information they have provided is that all engineering work will be complete and the cabinet to be ready to order a service between October and December of 2017. There could well be the possibility of residents being able to order a service by mid-October if all engineering works go to plan. Each resident will then need to order their own service with either their existing or new Internet Service Provider (ISP). Any delays at that stage will then be dependent on how fast that ISP can arrange for the customers fibre internet to be connected up.

The good news is that most of Benington should benefit from a service in this period. There is one exception which is the post code SG2 7LL has not made it into the Connected Counties plans at this stage. They said, “we will be conducting a new open market review later this year and it may be that we are able to model them into our future plans then.”

So hopefully there will be the option to upgrade to superfast broadband by the New Year.

Remember this is a service you will have to upgrade to via your ISP (Internet Service Provider) so residents should speak to their ISP for more details.

Public Access Defibrillator


The village now has a defibrillator sited outside the entrance to the Village Hall, courtesy of the Parish Council and the British Heart Foundation.

A second unit will be installed outside Ernest Doe's in the near future.

These machines are designed so that any one can use them.

More information on their use can be seen on YouTube videos by clicking here

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Doors and Licensed Bar open 7.30 pm.
Films start at 8.00 pm

Next films
Friday 6 October 2017
A United Kingdom (12A)

A United Kingdom 12A
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4 Knit & Craft Group, Village Hall, 2-4:30pm
6 Film Club (see panel on right)
7 Saturday Club, Village Hall, 2 - 4:30pm
10 Tuesday Club, Village Hall, 2pm
17 Whist Club, Village Hall, 2pm
18 Knit & Craft Group, Village Hall, 2-4:30pm
18 Benington & Walkern Garden Club, Village Hall, 7:30pm
19 Lunch Club, Village Hall, 12:15pm
21 Lunch Club, Village Hall, 12:15pm
24 Tuesday Club, Village Hall, 2pm
31 Whist Club, Village Hall, 2pm
3 Film Club (see panel on right)
8 Benington Parish Council Meeting, School, 8pm
16 Lunch Club, Village Hall, 12:15pm

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Friday 3 November 2017
A Walk in the Woods (15)

A Walk in the Woods15
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Friday 1 December 2017
Going in Style (12A)

Going in Style (12A)12A
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Village Hall Regular Events

Art Group 10am - 2pm
Fitness Club 2:30pm Poppy Room

Indoor Bowls 2pm
Badminton Club 7:30 - 9:30pm

Coffee Drop In 9 -11:30am

Badminton Club 10 - 12pm

The Benington Whist Club

We meet in Benington Village Hall at 2:00pm prompt and finish at 4:30pm with a break for tea and biscuits.

New members are always welcome

For more information contact
Don Heyworth, 01438 869673

Saturday Club
Games, Activities, Songs & Stories
and meet friends for tea
Village Hall 2-4:30pm

There is a Family Service in St Peter's on the following Sunday at 11am (except November)

Rita Plumb 01438 869731
Jenny Cobb 01438 869348


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