Category Archives: Grant Application

Press Release from ESHB

We have just received the following report from Mike Turner of Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband. “Superfast” Broadband now available to most of Ewhurst (19/10/2012) – a brief summary from ESHBB (Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband) The long wait is over … Continue reading

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EVS Thanks ESHB

From the editor of The Ewhurst & Ellens Green News: All Ewhurst residents who use broadband join in expressing appreciation for all the hard work that the ESHB group have done on our behalf to carry this project forward. Without … Continue reading

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Last Word on Ewhurst Grant

Surrey County Council have finally provided a formal response to our enquiries on the status of our grant. Following BT Openreach’s inclusion of the Cranleigh exchange (which serves Ewhurst), in their national fibre upgrade programme, the £180,000 of funding being … Continue reading

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Ewhurst Situation Update

Provided by the Chair of Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband. At a recent S.C.C. meeting in Haslemere local MP & Minister Jeremy Hunt stated that the Government target is for all properties in Surrey to have Superfast Broadband by 2015.

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Fight for Grant Money continues

Diane James tabled the following question at last week’s Waverley Local Committee Meeting held in Dunsfold. Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband Group successfully bid for, and was awarded, a grant of £180K only to see the monies withheld based on indications … Continue reading

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Surrey Ad Report

More homes lined up for broadband

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Long Awaited Announcement

BT Openreach have finally published the much delayed official list of exchanges to be upgraded to FTTC in the next phase of their roll-out. As promised, the Cranleigh exchange is on this list! There is now much debate over the … Continue reading

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Ewhurt Project Stuck

Here’s the sorry tale in the Surrey Advertiser

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Surrey Ad Reports Uncertain Future

Get Surrey version of the Surrey Advertiser article: Villages set to join broadband revolution

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Grant Delay Hits National Press

Many of you will probably have seen the excellent article in this week’s Surrey Advertiser. I thought you might like to know we appear to have gone National; at least in the technical press Computer Weekly. I must admit to a degree … Continue reading

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BT Response

“BT has yet to announce its next phase of locations for fibre broadband so we are not in a position to reveal whether the Cranleigh exchange is included in our future fibre deployment plans. We are pledging £2.5bn – the … Continue reading

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Vehicle for Change Roadshow

Having received written confirmation of our grant of £180,000 to upgrade Ewhurst broadband, it now appears that an announcement (leak?) of an expected future announcement (!) from BT has pre-empted the process by stating that BT may soon carry out … Continue reading

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Grant Put On Ice!

Last week we received this from SEEDA: “I am really sorry but I am going to have to cancel our meeting tomorrow. I can’t divulge details but there is a strong possibility that something will get announced over the course of the … Continue reading

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Grant success in the News

Read all about it in the Surrey Ad article here

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Success!

Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband Grant We have just been advised by SEEDA that our application for a grant of £150,000 (plus VAT) to improve broadband service to the Ewhurst area has been approved. We are awaiting detailed terms and … Continue reading

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Surrey Advertiser article

Those of you who have the 10 December issue of the Surrey Advertiser will see an article on page 2 entitled “Broadband plan gets put on hold”. Please note this DOES NOT mean we’re abandoning our grant application but we … Continue reading

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RDPE Grant application submitted

The team has been working very hard upon your behalf. We submitted our “Rural Development Progamme for England” Grant application to South East England Development Agency today – two days early. It weighs nearly 20 oz and is over 3/8 … Continue reading

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Surrey Ad features ESHB achievement

Broadband campaigners move closer to net again

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Preliminary Grant Application Success

ESHB Press Release Against strong competition from 21 other grant applicants Ewhurst has scored its first major success having been selected to progress to the next full application stage. This early success reflects the high quality approach taken by the … Continue reading

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Rural Broadband Grant Short Listing

“We received 22 applications for the funding and after careful consideration, we have decided to progress your project to the next, full application, stage.” From SEEDA “the Government funded agency responsible for the sustainable economic development and regeneration of the … Continue reading

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