Earlier than expected, BT’s Fibre Optic ‘Infinity’ Broadband is now available to order, providing speeds of up to 78-80 Mb – over ten times faster than before.
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The 1st Eye Scout Group have officially opened their new £140,000 hut as the grand culmination to a five-year fundraising effort.
Money was raised through a combination of increased membership numbers, community events, grants and donations, enabling the group to replace their previous building, which had become run down having first opened around 50 years ago.
The new hut contains a large hall, meeting room and other facilities and is intended to be used by community groups and for special events, in addition to scout activities.
In order to further our campaign to improve the historic Eye Town Centre, county Councillor Guy McGregor attended a meeting today at Suffolk CC HQ @ Endeavour House.
We are pleased to report that the Policy Development has accepted our representation and will be recommending that a 20 mph maximum Speed Limit Zone be set up. The Zone will cover most of the Conservation Area of the Town Centre.
Guy McGregor said “ This is a part of the Campaign to make Eye Town Centre and even more attractive place to shop and to do business. Many of our excellent shops deserve a higher footfall. Other improvements to the built environment will follow”.
Weight Watchers members in Eye have managed to raise £500 for charity go Diabetes UK after a sponsored walk through the town.
The group, made up of all ages, walked distances of between one and five miles through the town also raised a further £200 through a clothes sale and baking day. Well done to all involved!
Eye residents and businesses are set to benefit after Suffolk County Council confirmed fibre optic broadband will be coming to the town.
Work to upgrade the exchange has already begun, a Suffolk County Council spokesperson confirmed on Thursday, and it is hoped people could reach internet speeds of up to 76Mbps by the end of August.
Following many weeks of closure the Eye Post Office has opened again, albeit on a limited schedule. It initially opened on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9am to 5.30pm.
A new improved schedule starts from Monday 14th of July after which the PO will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm.
It is expected that these new opening times will be in place until October. There is going to be a Public Meeting on the 8th of September in the Town Hall to discuss the future of the Post Office in Eye. Gary Herbert head of Stakeholder engagement from the Post Office will be there to answer questions.
A preliminary meeting on a proposed £200 million gas-fired power station in Eye is set to be held in Diss later this month.
A Development Consent Order (DCO) from developers Progress Power was accepted last month.
It will be held at the Park Hotel, Diss, on Thursday, July 24. Doors open at 9.30am for a 10am start, and is open to the public.