We have had confirmation that all 3 cabinets that serve Phase 1 of Kingsmere now have funding agreed for their upgrade to provide superfast broadband.
Taylor Wimpey and Bovis are co-funding the cabinet that serves their customers; Persimmon are funding the cabinet that will serve their customers; David Wilson and Bellway have now confirmed they will co-fund the final cabinet that serves their customers.
Please can everyone now remove the superfast posters they have up – it might seem rude to continue displaying them, now the developers are funding the upgrades.
Well done and thank you to everyone who helped us get to this successful end point for the funding of the upgrades!
Now we just have to wait for the installation and the KRA committee and Broadband group will be following this up with Openreach as soon as the contracts are all signed and with Openreach.
After a very well attended Residents Meeting in January for anyone that was unable to attend, please find attached to this post the meeting minutes.
KRA Meeting Minutes 29 Jan 2015 with additional Countryside responses
(Note: the above link has been updated to included additional responses from Countryside)
At the highly successful residents association meeting last week (29/01/2015) a few questions have been asked about the Tesco store move, park & ride and the new road layout. Fiona did some digging and found both the layouts for the new Tesco Extra store (showing the size of the store and the carpark) and a detailed diagram of the road layout changes. (Click the images for a full size view)
The road layout above shows the new donut roundabout, and the tesco entrance, it also shows how the Bicester Village traffic will be channeled into the village hopfully bringing an end to the tailbacks at that roundabout.
From the Tesco layout above you can see the new roundabout (also shown on the road layout) and the size of the parking and store.
A few more articles today about the campaign.
A nice write up by isp review with some interesting background information:
And we had another article on the front page of the Bicester Advertiser last week:
The KRA also gave a full update to everyone at the meeting residents meeting on the 29th of Jan, minutes of which should be online soon.