Big announcement promised for Foxwood on Wednesday
Cable laying operations in footpaths in the Foxwood area are due to start this week. The programme will then move into other parts of the Westfield area.
We will provide updates on the programme as they become available.
TalkTalk have now confirmed that they will not be digging up recently resurfaced footpaths in the Foxwood area.
Instead they will hold off installing their 1000mbs broadband service for at least 2 years in streets like Bellhouse Way, Acomb Wood Drive and the Ainsty Park estate.
The company does say that they have a free 24 hour care line where residents can call to find out more, report an issue, make a complaint etc.
The number is: 0800 542 8073
It seems likely that in addition to Thornwood Covert and Bradley Drive whee work will start on Monday, we understand that the company will then move on to
- Huntsmans Walk
- Foxwood Lane
- Hinton Avenue
- Lydham Court
- Doherty Walk
Talk/Talk ultra high speed cable laying starts on Monday in Foxwood
The Council plans to resurface footpaths in The Gallops, Stirrup Close, Houndsway and Redcoat Way starting on 11th December. Residents will receive a letter shortly explaining what access restrictions will be in place and asking that overgrowth be cut back from the public footpath.
This scheme is programmed to take 11 weeks, weather permitting.
The work consists of excavating the current tarmac surfacing and laying two new layers of tarmac. Selected road kerbs are to be replaced and tactile crossing points are to be installed.
The Council will take the opportunity to offer residents within the area to be reconstructed a discounted extension or new vehicle crossing to be constructed as part of this scheme, at cost. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this offer should contact the Council, before construction commences. Existing vehicle crossings will be resurfaced with the current dimensions at no cost to residents.
Separately the Talk/Talk broadband contractors will be moving into the area. This has caused some concern about whether newly resurfaced footpaths may be damaged. We understand that the residents Association and local Councillors are checking this issue.
The cabling work has recently been completed in the Woodthorpe area with minor inconvenience to residents.
We doubt that many residential users really need ultra high speed broadband but heavy users of UHD TV may want to check out the Talk/Talk web site click.
The area already has access to high speed cable links provided by Virgin.