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Car boot success!

Sandra Johnson would like to thank everybody in the village who donated items for her to sell on their table at this month’s car boot sale.  She made an amazing £150.00 for the Village Hall & Playing Field funds.

Main line railway through Brentor? Response from DNPA Chief Executive Officer

Click the photo to read the letter

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A local resident has written to Dartmoor National Park Authority Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Bishop, about the proposed railway reinstatement. His reply can be seen by clicking the image on the right.  Let’s hope that Dr Bishop goes on to represent the views of National Park residents as well as the Park itself!

This issue has been going on for some time.  As the CEO says, Dartmoor National Park Authority commissioned a report in 2015 to identify the key issues for the proposed line.  Click here to see the report, called ‘Devon Main Line Route Options – DNPA Scoping Report. Continue reading Main line railway through Brentor? Response from DNPA Chief Executive Officer

Mobile phone coverage in Brentor

The Government is intending to introduce changes to the rules for mobile phone mast planning consent in the very near future.
If you are in one of the many houses in Brentor with no mobile coverage then please call your mobile provider and register a complaint regarding your lack of coverage.  If there are sufficient complaints then we should be prioritised for a new mast(s) to provide coverage.

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We’ve done it! Much of Brentor village centre to get free superfast broadband connection

Not only West Blackdown homes but also up to 31 homes in Brentor village centre will definitely be getting access to a new fibre broadband network being built by Openreach.  West Blackdown should be connected by 23 July (a month later than originally quoted), and BT announced on 10th March 2021 that enough residents had signed up for the government-funded Universal Service Obligation scheme for the north side of the village centre to also be connected. 

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