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18 September 2018

“Village closed”

Phone and water works cause traffic problems in Stanhoe.

Roadworks by BT Openreach and Anglian Water have left Stanhoe residents and visitors wondering if the village is still open.

Michael Clark of Stanhoe Pottery said business had been very quiet recently as the “Road Ahead Closed” signs, traffic lights and construction vehicles had put off customers.

photos: Pamela Austin

Traffic lights and road signs

Stationary car, traffic lights and road signs on the approach to Stanhoe

“Road closed” signs have deterred visitors
from coming to Stanhoe

Some of the work relates to telephone and broadband improvement, and residents who have suffered with poor broadband speeds for many years are hoping that the service will soon get better. On 12 September Terry Austin received an email from BT saying: ”This is to let you know we've upgraded your local telephone exchange, so you should now have a more reliable broadband connection. Where possible, we've also increased your speed.”

However, the BT broadband availability checker is currently quoting speeds of around 3.5 Mbit/s in Stanhoe from the Docking exchange, which is little if any improvement over past performance. ”Fibre to the cabinet” – otherwise known as superfast broadband, with speeds of 30 Mbit/s or so – doesn’t seem to be available.

According to Better Broadband for Norfolk, most of Docking itself does have fast broadband. Stanhoe is still at the “planned delivery” stage, as it was at the beginning of last year.

By 20 September, the website was showing only Anglian Water as active in Stanhoe, on Docking Road and at the Fakenham Road crossroads.

Posted by: Charles
Posted on: 18 September 2018

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