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Contract with Openreach signed - what does this mean - see below

Press release by Openreach




We have signed the contract with Openreach to bring FTTP to Lydford and Foddington.  It will provide an ultrafast future-proof system that is not reliant on the ageing copper wires with their unreliability and potential for crosstalk.

Does this mean that fund raising has completed?

No. Because the full contract price was not raised by the target date, the directors decided to proceed at risk. This decision was taken in the interests of the community, the quote had time-limited validity and we were concerned that on expiry / renewal the price might go up and the 30K grant might no longer be available.

We are relying on contributions continuing for a few months yet. So if you have not yet contributed, we would appreciate your support as soon as you are able.

Many thanks.


Please click here:-   contribute


When will the system be up and running?

The contract provides for completion within 12 months from signing, so May 2019.  But we are hopeful that the project can be completed earlier than that.  We understand that quite a lot of work on planning and obtaining permits is needed before construction work can start, so please be patient.

Will the fund be in surplus so that contributors get some money returned?

We can't say at this stage - there is still a long way to go.  We have to make a final payment on completion of the system and some grants and contributions will not be confirmed until nearer the end.  

How will the project be managed?

One of our company directors is in touch regularly with the Openreach project manager and will be closely monitoring progress.  The project is one of the largest  Community Fibre Partnerships and has high visibility at senior levels within Openreach.

I have another question...

Please see our FAQs If you want to have a chat with someone, have a look here.

And finally...

We would like to express our appreciation and thanks to all our contributing residents and local businesses, to the supporting volunteers, to Lydford Fundraisers, to Lydford Parish Council and Babcary Parish Council, and to the supporting grant bodies.


Privacy Policy

Lydford Broadband CIC is committed to protecting your information in accordance with this policy.
The information we may hold about you
  • Contact information (eg name, address, phone number, email address)
  • Financial information (eg amount pledged, amount contributed, bank reference information, payment method, date contributed)
How we use your information
  • to provide you with project progress reports or other information
  • to properly record and account for monies received so that they may be checked or audited
  • to properly comply with any requirement imposed by law
  • to contact you or avoid contacting you as appropriate (eg where you have already contributed or declined to contribute)
  • to return monies where possible if the project does not proceed
We will
  • protect your data by keeping it confidential to the directors of the company only
  • not supply your data to anyone else unless required by law
  • store personal data only on computers held by the directors and backed up locally
  • ensure that personal data is destroyed when the CIC is wound up, subject to then current legislation
To obtain a copy of data we hold about you, and if necessary to correct, amend or delete it, you may write to us at our registered address or email us, details are on our About us page.


Page updated 17 September 2018