Project Update – November 2017

The “October Half-Term Blitz” was very successful – hopefully you have seen the photos on the F4RN Facebook page?

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped dig and lay ducting right into the centre of Fiskerton as well as making sure that we have all the sections in place ready for when our fibre is installed under the railway (which Network Rail have scheduled for the beginning of December).

Once this is complete we can remove the two microwave links in our core network which is a big step in our goal to provide 100% fibre and it will also make it easier for us to maintain the network performance in the future.

Although we’ve achieved a lot, there’s still plenty to do and we continue to need the help of as many volunteers as possible to support the core team but also to look after local initiatives to build connect the main network to groups of properties.

The immediate priorities for the core team are:

Location Task Date
Longmead Drive / Alley to Gravelly Lane 1 garden to dig (~15m)  to connect 14mm from Gravelly Lane to chamber by footpath Mon 6th/Tues 7th November
Gravelly Lane to Green Drive Push fibre optic cable through duct Sat 11th/Sun 12th November
Station Road Push fibre optic cable through duct Sat 18th/Sun 19th November
Station Lane Reinstate tarmac on road crossing Thurs 23rd – Sat 25th November

If you can help on any of these days please give Gez Major a call on 07532-242792 or email

 Where else can you help?

We’re looking at how to get the fibre along the river frontage, but there are several sections of the network where local teams could take responsibility to build out ducting.   Several of these are in the centre of Fiskerton:

  • Running ducting round the edge of the Village Green
  • Completing the work to join up Green Drive to Marlock Close
  • Running ducting from the new cabinet through to the houses between Longmead Drive and Marlock Close
  • Running ducting from the alley to the houses between Gravelly Lane and Longmead Drive

These sections are shown in red on the map below.  We also have an interactive map on the F4RN website at

If you can help with any of these sections or would like to organise a local working party please contact 

We will provide all equipment and explain what needs to be done.