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01 April 2019Broadband.

There have been a number of situations in which subscribers have experienced reduced Broadband download and upload speeds. There are three main reasons for this, increased traffic, especially over the Christmas and New Year period, an increase in the number of people working from home and the poor condition of the Copper Cable system from the the Fibre Optic Cabinet. Discussions are currently taking place with Openreach, the VoGC and the WAG with a view to the Copper Cable being replaced by a direct Fibre Optic Cable. When completed this connection will be available to all subscribers regardless of Internet Provider and increase download speeds and capacity up to twenty fold. In this way all subscribers would benefit especially those in the area who run businesses and who work from home. Whilst we know how many in the Village are connected to Broadband it would help to know how many residents would benefit as businesses or working from home. Please let me know on chairman.colcommcoun@yahoo.co.uk.

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The Vale of Glamorgan, Electoral Registration Team needs your help. They are currently conducting the Annual Canvass 2018. They are duty bound by law to write to all properties in the Vale of Glamorgan asking for basic information on the residents of each household over the age of 16 in order to update the Electoral Register before the publication on December 1st. The Council have already sent the first pink Household Enquiry Forms out in July and at the point of the deadline for this letter on August 17th 75% of the Vale of Glamorgan residents had responded to their forms. This is brilliant, however there is still more work to do and the Council would love to be able to exceed last year’s overall figure which was 88.4%.

 

The Council have written out again to all non-responders with a reminder letter. The deadline date for a response to this is September 20th. After this date they will have no alternative but to send out  house to house canvass teams to knock doors in order to complete the forms. Ultimately there would be a cost saving to the Vale of Glamorgan Council if they can reduce the amount of properties they have to visit as well as a saving on the amount of letters we would have to reprint.

So, if you have not as yet completed your Household Eform you can do quickly and easily via www.registersecurely.com/VoG and entering the 2 security codes.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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