Saturday, 14 September 2013


For those followers of this blog we thank you and ask you to update your bookmark or subscription to the all new combined blog and website.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

New website is now open

Fibre GarDen has launched it’s new website to coincide with the publication of the Share Prospectus tomorrow. The idea is to bring everything into one place (blog and website) to make it easier to manage and for users to access information and see what happening in Fibre Garden.
Many thanks must be given to Elliot Hartley of Garsdale Design who has engineered this for us as well as the new @fibergarden twitter account.
The new site can be found at all future blog posts will be published there.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Exciting Week!

Many exciting things are happening at Fibre Garden this week!

We will be launching a combined new website and blog on Thursday so that everything is in one place under a new domain. Further details to follow.

We are also publishing the Share Prospectus for Fibre Garden on Thursday! This will be available on the website, blog, it will be emailed to everyone in Garsdale and Dentdale for whom we have an email address, and it will also be posted to every address.

This is your opportunity to support your community project and secure the provision of fibre optic broadband throughout the two Dales.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Full EIS approval received

We have received confirmation from HMRC that our application to run an Enterprise Investment Scheme for the project has now been fully approved. This is a significant event as it should attract more investors to the share offer.

The final draft of the share prospectus is being considered by the Board tomorrow following which it will be published. This is the final part of the funding strategy that should enable the project to supply fibre optic broadband to every dwelling in both Garsdale and Dentdale get underway.

If you would like to pre-register your interest in receiving a copy of the share prospectus then please email with your full contact details.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Anarchy in the BDUK?

Anarchy in the BDUK? BT to build over wireless network in Worcester - as reported in recombu

Worcestershire County Council are planning to let BT build in an area already supplied with broadband by wireless ISP Airband.

A community project funded with £700,000 of Worcestershire taxpayers’ money has seen Airband given the go-ahead to provide up to 50Mbps wireless broadband to those thought to be in the last 10 per cent of the county.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Share Prospectus Ready

We have now received back the final copy of the share prospectus from the lawyers,  which is to be reviewed and hopefully approved by the Board of Digital Dales (UK) Limited at it's Board Meeting on 1 September. 

It has been a long time coming but it is the most important document we have produced so far. Following the Board meeting it will be circulated to every dwelling in Garsdale and Dentdale and will be available on the website and through this blog.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Superfast broadband - and the lack of it

Further evidence has emerged confirming the slow pace of progress when it comes to improving rural broadband speeds, according to the Rural Services Network.

Superfast broadband - and the lack of it - is the focus of this newsletter from the Rural Vulnerability Service - brought to you by the Rural Services Network in association with Calor.