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Great broadband news
Please see the attached scanned document from Jamie Hepburn MSP and also the letter below from Cllr Alan Masterton confirming that BT will indeed be working in the next few months to ensure that almost all areas in Cumbernauld North will have access to Superfast Broadband. It is certainly the case for the remaining half of Craigmarloch ( cab. 93) and the areas of Smithstone served by cabinets 75 and 107.
On behalf of the Community Council I would just like to thank all of you that took the time to fill out the survey forms at the end of last year, there is absolutely no doubt that 'People Power' certain had a major influence on this decision reversal by BT.
I would also like to individually thank Jamie Hepburn MSP, Cllrs Alan Masterton and Alan O'Brien and our Community 'Experts' (can't stand being referred to as activists!) Philip Gilmour, Mark de Wit and Donna & Ronnie Wallace, without whom this successful campaign might not have happened at all.
It really does go to show that a properly balanced coordinated effort can exert an enormous influence - even on such a large company like BT.
Letter to me from Cllr Alan Masterton
As some people may be aware by now BT have in the past day confirmed that they have reinstated our cabinets in Smithstone (P75 and P107) and Craigmarloch (P93) in their infrastructure upgrade programme to take these areas to superfast broadband speeds.
They have apparently undertaken a high costs review of all their cabinets previously not considered commercially viable, and these three and a number of others have been reconsidered.
This work will take place in the next financial year and I believe the timescale for the Craigmarloch cabinet, at least, is Quarter 1 (April to June 2013).
I suspect that a large part of all three of these cabinets in Smithstone and Craigmarloch being on this list is down to the strength of the local campaigns in these two areas so well done everyone.
Tuesday 26th February 2013, Auchinbee Nursery 7.30pm
Hot Topic – BROADBAND in CRAIGMARLOCH
Proposal for new housing ‘Carrickstone Park’ between Carrickstone and Dullatur Roundabouts
Please see attached documents regarding this proposal.
Although the Community Council is not against residential development, we feel that there are concerns on the lack of facilities and general infrastructure in this area of Cumbernauld that need to be addressed urgently. An example of an objection letter can be viewed by following the link.
The Easter event was a great success and even the weather was kind!
As usual, the event has two different competitions, decorated Easter egg and decorated Easter bonnet and both competitions have three age groups, 0 – 4 yrs, 5 – 7 yrs and 8 – 11yrs.
Please see the list of winners of both competitions below.
- Easter Bonnet, 0 – 4yrs, 1st prize Leah, 2nd prize Jamie, 3rd prize Elodie.
- Easter Bonnet, 5 – 7yrs, 1st prize Lexie, 2nd prize Kayla, 3rd prize Eilidh.
- Easter Bonnet, 8 – 11yrs, 1st prize Olivia, 2nd prize Rebecca, 3rd prize Charlie.
Decorated Egg competition, as there were only two entrants in the 0 – 4 yrs age range and quite a lot in the 8 – 11yrs range we had four prizes in this age group.
- Decorated Egg, 0 – 4yrs, 1st prize Jemma, 2nd prize Abbie.
- Decorated Egg, 5 – 7yrs, 1st prize Lewis, 2nd prize Craig, 3rd prize Cayla.
- Decorated Egg, 8 – 11yrs, 1st prize Olivia, 2nd prize Chloe, 3rd prize Emma & Katie, 4th prize Beth.
We are getting a new play area
North Lanarkshire Council Play Services and the Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park invite local residents to come along and view the plans for the new destination play area which will be located in Cumbernauld Community Park.
This unique play space will incorporate dynamic rope play, play equipment suitable for children from toddlers to teens and a multi use games area. It will be situated behind the wind turbine adjacent to the Cumbernauld Primary and Saint Andrew's joint school campus.
The new Craigmarloch Community Council website has been created by Jeffrey Computing. Hope you all like it..
To all users of the Internet in our area, here is a bit of news that should give us something to smile about!
It was announced earlier in the week by BT that the Cumbernauld Exchange is scheduled to get FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet) during 2012. This will allow faster broadband speed to all broadband users.
"71,000 More Scottish Homes and Businesses Set for Super-fast Broadband BT today announced that another 71,000 homes and businesses in Scotland will have access to its super-fast broadband network. The company also revealed that five million premises across the UK will be able to get the high-speed technology by the end of this month. For the first time, exchange areas outside the central belt are included in the investment programme, with two locations in the North East and one in the Highlands set for super-fast upgrades. Aberdeen’s Ashgrove and Denburn exchange areas, Nairn, Cumbernauld, Inverkeithing and Glasgow Scotstoun are the latest places set to benefit from BT’s £2.5 billion roll-out, with upgrades expected to be completed either near the end of 2011 or in 2012. It will take the number of Scottish homes and businesses passed by the new super-fast network to more than 286,000".