Hello again, a few of you have dropped me a line for updates on the project and over the last few weeks I've had an update from Openreach, see details below;
"We've now put requests out for our contractors to commence survey activity. At the survey stage, we take the blueprints from the design to your community, and check that what looks good on paper works in the real world. Our surveyor needs to check that there's enough space alongside all the existing utilities underground for our new cables, and whether there's enough space to accommodate the equipment. They'll also need to determine things like whether any road closures are needed to install fibre and, if so, apply to the local authority for road traffic management, traffic lights etc. They'll work closely with your local authority as need be, to make sure fibre is installed safely and with the minimum of disruption to local people."
Openreach promised to get back in touch with me in March with more information and updates about our fibre build and I'll post an update here as soon as I hear back :-)