Information on Gigaclear works in Hailey

INITIAL WORKS

As you probably already know, Gigaclear will soon be coming to Hailey offering up to 900Mbps up/download speeds to many properties. Some works have already started (e.g. the green box unit recently installed near Vine Farm) and these will continue through the summer. The main initial works will commence from 28 JUNE 2021 with traffic-light-controlled roadworks on Delly Hill and in Middletown, as well as some roadworks in Priest Hill Lane, Giernalls Road & New Road.

 

COMMUNITY ONLINE MEETING

Gigaclear have kindly offered to hold an online public meeting for Hailey residents to find out more on THURSDAY 15 JULY at 7PM so please save the date! This will be your chance to find out more about Gigaclear, what they will be doing, where and when in Hailey. After a short presentation there will be a Q&A session. More details will follow in due course including invitations being sent to households. Further details of how to attend the meeting will also be posted on the Hailey Village Facebook page.

 

Please click on the link below for more details:

GIGACLEAR NOTICE ref Initial Works from 28/06/21

Online book of condolence For the Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. This sadness, I am sure, is shared by many of you who will want to remember and recognise the service of Prince Philip.

During the pandemic, we cannot host and open physical books of condolence as it is not safe to do so. We would encourage those who would like to share a message to sign Buckingham Palace’s online book of condolence at www.royal.uk This will close at 5pm on the day after the funeral.

Outside of COVID-19, people may wish to lay flowers at certain locations. Unfortunately, we need to discourage this. Alternative donation arrangements may be announced by the government or Buckingham Palace in the coming days.

 

Christmas & New Year Collections
December 2020 to January 2021

Dear Garden waste customer,

 Below are your bin collection dates over the festive period. 

Please note that garden waste collections will be suspended on December 25th and start again on the week commencing the 18th January 2021.

This will be a longer suspension than usual to allow the crews a four day break with their families as a thank you for their hard work over lockdown. 

Thank you for your understanding and we wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year!

  

We will collect real Christmas trees when the service resumes w/c 18th Jan. Trees should be cut up and placed inside your licensed garden bin, or cut up and left by the side.Trees larger than 90cm / 3ft should be cut into manageable pieces before putting out.
 
 
Most of your Christmas waste can be recycled – we’ll even collect your excess…
 

Extra recycling

We will recycle all your extras like biscuit and sweet tins, Christmas crackers and cards.
 
Please note: we cannot accept foiled wrapping paper or glittered cards as these cannot be recycled.
 

Just put your extra recycling out in clear open bags. Please keep your glass, glass bottles and jars separate in your recycling box.
 

If you can’t fit cardboard in your recycling bin you can break this down into A3 sized pieces and leave this next to your recycling bin for collection.
 

Extra food waste

We collect your food waste every week. We’ll even take leftover sprout  and turkey bones. Simply put your kitchen caddy out for collection too if your food waste bin is full.
 
If you need a food waste bin or caddy, please get in touch.

www.westoxon.gov.uk/bins | Tel: 01993 861025 | © 2020 West Oxfordshire District Council
 

 

 

 

Do you need help over lockdown?

Hailey Parish Council

If you, or someone you know, need support during the latest Government restrictions from 5th November until 2nd December, we are here to help.

 

Please contact your Parish Councillor

Middletown & Foxburrow
• Graham Knaggs – 899125
• Michael Drew – 702624

Delly End & Whiteoak Green
• Andy Smith – 868796 or 07831 500134
• Tina Rogers – 07774 259199

Poffley End
• Ann Gibson 700162 or 07771 711187
• Calvert McGibbon – 705301

New Yatt
• Giles Doland – 07971 511926

 

WHERE TO GET RELIABLE INFORMATION
www.gov.uk/coronavirus
www.haileywestoxon.org
Facebook – search for Hailey Village
www.westoxon.gov.uk/coronavirus

Gigaclear is coming to Hailey

Since 2010, Gigaclear have been working closely with rural communities across England to bring fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) broadband to where it is needed most and as part of their broadband rollout programme Gigaclear are planning their network build to include Hailey.  Just like other utilities, building their network involves digging trenches in private land (with permission), the carriageway, verges, and paths.  Attached is a copy of their Stakeholder Brochure which explains more about Gigaclear and the work that they do; also included is a copy of their Frequently Asked Questions document.

In the coming weeks, you may see their contractors in the area validating their plans.  Validation is when they walk the mapped-out route, identifying details within the plans that may need adjusting to make sure that they can build as planned. They are also in the process of confirming whether Hailey residents and businesses are eligible for the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) Programme.  Once this has been determined they will provide further details.

There is currently no timeline for when works may commence, but they will keep us updated on their progress.  Before they commence excavations, they will write to all residents included in the build programme informing them of the works that are taking place and what to expect during this period.   If residents would like to get in touch with them, please contact their dedicated Network Build Care team on the details below:

Email: networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com

Phone: 01865 591137

 

 

Hailey PC’s response to Community Infrastructure Levy

West Oxfordshire District Council is consulting on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that it will impose on house building developers. It has proposed a nil per cent CIL for the five strategic sites across the district.

Hailey PC is concerned that this would mean that community infrastructure at the North Witney development (and other developments) could not be provided. So no playgrounds, community centres etc. It is also concerned that WODC’s evidence is not sound.

Please click here for the full text of Hailey PC’s response to the CIL consultation which has been submitted to WODC.