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 Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY) want to make sure that residents and businesses in rural areas are aware of the Government’s Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. Specifically, there may be premises in Cawthorne parish which fall in eligible postcodes.

These vouchers provide funding for group projects that install gigabit-capable (1Gbps/1,000Mbps) fibre broadband for rural businesses and residents. The scheme contributes up to £3,500 towards connection for each small-to-medium-sized business (SME) and up to £1,500 per residential premises involved in a group project.

SFSY would like to help residents and businesses access this scheme. We’re happy to answer any questions and facilitate the formation of a group project however we can (eg. hosting of conference calls).

There are certain eligibility criteria associated with this voucher. In addition to being rural, eligible premises must not currently be able to access download speeds of more than 100Mbps. Group projects must also consist of two or more premises (business or residential), as single applicants are ineligible.

The Rural Gigabit Connectivity Programme Process

  1. Form a project group of eligible rural residential and/or business premises with your neighbours
  2. Visit https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/for-residents/suppliers/ to find out which suppliers are active in your area. Your chosen supplier will advise you on your eligibility and guide you through the process.
  3. Commit to a 12 month contract with your supplier for a product with speeds double your current speeds (and at least 30Mbps) through a gigabit capable connection

SFSY is a partnership between Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Councils, UK Government and the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme is managed by Building Digital UK, part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, however SFSY are happy to help you with forming a group project, so if you have further questions or would like assistance please get in touch.

 

 

Support for those bereaved during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Telephone 0800 048 05224 for meaningful support, advice or guidance. Or visit www.listening-ear.co.uk/refer.  A service for anyone who has lost a loved one whether due to COVID-19 or not.
 You can refer yourself.  Primary care staff, funeral directors and community and faith organisations are amongst those who can also refer.


Important Announcement re change of dates for Summer Fete and Open Gardens

Following consultation between the committees of Cawthorne Summer Fete and Cawthorne Open Gardens the decision has been made to move the Summer Fete (which had to be cancelled this year) to next year 2021 with Open Gardens being moved to 2022.  This decision was made due to concerns from the Open Garden Committee that the postponement of a couple of local villages open gardens weekends from this year to next would affect their visitor numbers.  This suggestion was welcomed by the Summer Fete Group whose arrangements and fundraising were well on course with this year's fete until the Coronavirus reared its ugly head.  The date in 2021 will be announced in due course.


Cawthorne Methodist Church
has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community fund which will help them to raise vital funds.  When a Co-op member buys goods or services from the Co-op then they earn a 5% reward for themselves plus a further 1% for local causes like the Methodist Church.  Co-op members can choose a cause by going online www.coop.co.uk/membership and the Methodist Church really hope that people will visit the website and choose to support them.  If you are not a member and would like to support Cawthorne Methodist Church you can join at your local store or online at www.coop.co.uk.  When a community comes together we are able to achieve great things, so the Methodist Church hopes you can help promote their project.  For more information about Cawthorne Methodist Church please visit us at www.cawthornemethodistchurch.com    Contact us at cawthornemethodistchurch@gmail.com


Cannon Hall Restoration Work
To get involved and find out more visit the website www.cannon-hall.com and if you would like to take part in our Volunteering programme every Monday and Thursday contact  cannonhallparkandgardens@barnsley.gov.uk or call 01226 772002.  Latest Update on work on the Parks for People Project at Cannon Hall Park.

Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum        CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 
When it is open it will be opn to Sunday 1st November, every Saturday and Sunday, 2.00pm until 5.00 pm. We now have a new Reading Room where you can buy a wide range of second-hand books, both fiction and non- fiction, children’s books, DVD’s and CD’s. The Exhibition to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day has been cancelled.


Cawthorne Brass Band
Every Thursday 6.30pm - 7.30pm,Village Hall    SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Cawthorne Brass Band are delighted to invite young and old to learn to play. No experience needed, just enthusiasm. A small fee will be charged to cover costs - just turn up. Enquiries to lizrobertshaw@robertshaws.com or facebook or website cawthornebrassband.co.uk


Cawthorne Choral Society
Wednesday 8pm Cawthorne Village Hall, Tivydale, Cawthorne. SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS


Coffee Morning
Every Thursday 10.00 - 11.30am
Cawthorne Methodist Church, Darton Road
All proceeds to Charity :  £1 for coffee/tea and biscuits  SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS


Antique Fair - Village Hall
Last Sunday in the month
10.00am - 4.00pm                SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS