Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, praised constituents for taking matters into their own hands to deliver superfast broadband to their homes.
Frustrated over a lack of access to fibre optic internet connections, a small group of volunteers in West Cheshire have set about developing their own network to meet their needs.
They enlisted the help of experienced rural broadband provider Broadband for the Rural North Ltd (B4RN) and within weeks had a whole army of local residents willing to offer their support.
The project, B4RN Cheshire, which extends to a geographical area of some 12 square miles and incorporates the villages of Puddington, Burton, Capenhurst, Shotwick, Ness, Two Mills, Wood Bank and Ledsham, will see individual householders hooked up to the world’s fastest rural broadband network.
“This really is a wonderful example of a community coming together; much of the trench-digging and the laying of cables will be delivered by local landowners and farmers, assisted by volunteers, making it a fun, community-spirited project.
“I had a very useful meeting with representatives from B4RN and Gordale Garden & Home Centre at which I learnt more detail of this excellent initiative.
“I have nothing but praise for all who developed the project and everyone who will take part in making the dream a reality.”
For more information about the project visit: https://b4rn-cheshire.org.uk/
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, praised constituents for taking matters into their own hands to deliver superfast broadband to their homes. Frustrated over a lack of access...
Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders will seek support for the future of the Vauxhall plant from the Department for Business, after securing a Westminster Hall debate on the topic tomorrow (Tuesday 20th March).
After seeking certainty about the Government’s plans for the automotive sector after Brexit on a number of occasions in the last couple of weeks, Madders hopes to press the Business Minster for more detail during the thirty minute debate.
Commenting, Justin Madders MP said:
“Whilst it is a year until we will actually leave the European Union, businesses are making decisions about their future plans now, so it is important that they are able to understand what the Government’s plans are. The plant in Ellesmere Port only has work guaranteed until 2021 and the decision about whether to manufacture a new model there will be made in the near future.
In the past few weeks, I have asked the Prime Minister, the International Trade Secretary, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and the Business Secretary to provide more clarity about the kind of deal that the Government is seeking for the automotive sector and on every occasion I have received no further detail.
I am not asking the Government to reveal their full negotiating position publicly, but at the very least they need to privately discuss the direction of travel with key manufacturers like Vauxhall. They also need to listen to what has been said about steps the Government can put in place to make the plant more cost effective; and from business rates to energy costs and the supply chain, there is an awful lot more in terms of initiatives that the Government can support to help the plant. Part of my pitch tomorrow will be to encourage the Government to get involved with some of these proposals; every little bit will help secure its future.
The town of Ellesmere Port has grown alongside Vauxhall Motors, its is a huge part of our community, economically as well as socially. The warning signs are there that we need positive Government intervention as soon as possible. If these jobs are lost they wont be coming back; permanent quality skilled jobs in manufacturing are vital if we are to have a vibrant local economy in the future. For the sake of everyone connected with the plant we need to end the uncertainty”
Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders will seek support for the future of the Vauxhall plant from the Department for Business, after securing a Westminster Hall debate on the...
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, and Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley, joined forces at a recent parliamentary event to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.
“Marie Curie is a wonderful charity which provides care and support to people living with incurable illness.
“Chances are, we all know someone who’s been affected by a terminal illness, and it’s absolutely crucial that families have the care and support they need at such a difficult time.
“Marie Curie’s daffodil pins are now available from volunteers and shops across Ellesmere Port and Neston. With demand for Marie Curie services growing every year, I hope that this March more people than ever will give a donation and wear the iconic yellow flower, knowing that in doing so, they are making a huge difference to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.”
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, and Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley, joined forces at a recent parliamentary event to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal,...