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Lockington-Hemington Parish Council

Serving the people of Lockington-Hemington

St Nicholas Church

Clerk: Gill Simkiss
1 Brooklet Farm, Walton Hill
Isley Walton, Derby DE74 2RL

Tel: 01332 818980

Lockington-Hemington Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Lockington-Hemington a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

For Village Hall booking please use the booking form as the Parish Council are not responsible for any booking inquires.

Latest News

Broadband Update

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:12 by Gill Simkiss

Broadband Rollout Update - Delays

As we start 2018, I thought it would be good time to provide you with a review of the achievements of the Superfast Leicestershire programme over the last 12 months and look ahead to where we are going next. During the last year, we've taken the number of homes and businesses across Leicestershire to benefit with access to faster broadband to more than 70,000.

And our work is proving popular, with more than 43 per cent of properties already opting for a superfast service. Those in areas already connected need to contact their chosen service provider; the upgrade does not happen automatically More »

But what about Lockington-Hemington?

Disappointingly and despite having been given assurances, Openreach has failed to deliver to all the areas they had planned to reach in 2017.

The work to make fibre broadband available gets harder and more unpredictable as time goes on. This is because we're now reaching the more rural parts of the county, and dealing with very isolated locations and infrastructure. Despite this, it is still fair to say that for a number of areas, Openreach has let us down and we will be taking all appropriate action to address this.

Regrettably in Lockington-Hemington, we have encountered delays, with work taking longer to complete than originally planned.

I've included some detail below which I hope is of help. We would be grateful if you could share this information with Parishioners and any other interested parties. We've also been in touch with your County Councillor to let them know.

KEGWORTH 11 which is located at Church Street, Lockington is now expected to be complete March/April 2018.

On a more positive note, we have already enabled access to the Parish with fibre deployed to: Hemington Lane, Castle Donington and Main Street, Hemington.

We will continue to provide progress updates during 2018.

Kind regards,

The Superfast Leicestershire Team

Superfast Leicestershire

Chief Executive's Department | Leicestershire County Council

County Hall | Glenfield | Leicestershire LE3 8RA

Email: broadband@leics.gov.uk

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Council Tax Precept

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:18 by Gill Simkiss

Lockington cum Hemington is to increase the annual council tax precept for the financial year 2018/19 to £10,000. This was proposed to cover increased costs across the board and to further the village regeneration scheme.


Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:18 by Gill Simkiss

More fibre broadband has arrived in Hemington-Lockington

Now that a second fibre broadband cabinet has gone live in Hemington-Lockington, more than 20 more homes and businesses in the area can now upgrade to the new high-speed technology. The new cabinet is located in Hemington Lane. To find out if your property or business can upgrade, please use the line checker www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk/when-and-where, view the coverage map http://blpc.atkinsgeospatial.com/Default.htm or contact your broadband supplier. More »

There are lots of benefits for both residents and businesses; for example everything online will be quicker, so if you use services such as iPlayer you won't waste time while the program buffers. Or, if you have several people in a house using the internet at the same time, there won't be a drop in service. Alternatively, if you work from home where you regularly upload and download large files, collaborate with colleagues on documents in real time or require high-quality video conferencing, then you'll also benefit.

What is superfast fibre broadband?

Superfast fibre broadband is the new generation of broadband – much faster, more reliable and it uses a different technology.

While most traditional broadband (known as ADSL) is delivered via copper telephone lines, superfast fibre broadband uses fibre optic cable as part of the link between the customer and the telephone exchange. Through this people can access download speeds of up to 50Mbps.

There are three simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1) Visit the line checker on the Superfast Leicestershire website: www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk/when-and-where

Step 2) Review your current broadband contract and research potential broadband providers.

Step 3) Contact your chosen broadband provider and arrange the upgrade.

What happens if I don't upgrade?

If you choose not to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband, you'll be able to continue using your existing broadband service as normal.

Should your phone number not work in the line checker please use the broadband availability checker here - www.dslchecker.bt.com

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