Postwick Hub Newsletter Number 14

12 & 13 didn’t get sent to me by email but here is 14.

Click the graphics below to view jpegs. Sorry but the filesize was above 2mb this month so I couldn’t attach the actual pdf to the post.

Thanks to Su for passing the info on.

Info from Nikki Bunnewell of broadland business park via Su (Parish Administration)

Fibre Optic Frustration

Well it’s the year 2014. We have several millions pounds worth of infrastructure being installed about ¼ a mile away from the village. BT Openworld men bustle around the neck of the village terminating numerous fibre optic cables. One problem our number 13 cabinet still remains unlucky when it comes to fibre greatness.

It was a year and a half ago now since I talked to a BT engineer who was visiting my business premises in Norwich. He looked up the roll-out schedule and said ours would be done just inside 2014.

Having got a fibre optic cable to the cabinet next to our old phone box our speeds could increase by vast amounts.  Users would have a choice of connection options. Use their old telephone line and put new copper to fibre optic box in supplied by BT. Or for those who wish to pay more a month then another service is available where by BT pulls in a fibre optic cable from the cabinet to your premises. This way you would be guaranteed speeds on par with your bragging virgin friends in central Norwich.

All I can say is come on BT. All this work being done at the top of the road and no signs of our little village being brought up to speed with technology.

With on demand from sky / bt etc all being used. Your friends come around and wish to connect their ipads etc when they stay. We don’t just collect emails anymore in the village. Sure you can just about download an episode of something in about 1 and a half hours providing nobody else is doing anything in the house with the internet. The internet is more than just a giant TV as well if I need to video call anyone from home to work or vpn into a site from work it is painful. 2.5mb is not enough for today’s household traffic.

Get with the times BT and pull your socks up. This is 2014 not the early nineties. I appreciate we are a small village but putting fibre in would help at least myself and other net users both for business and leisure time.

Please voice your opinions by replying to this post. Surely other people can see the benefits of having faster broadband these days.


Adrian – Ferry Lane

2 comments - Latest by:
  • Adrian A great response John. I don't think broadband is the hot topic of debate in our sleepy little village. Although …
  • John Felton I completely agree with this! Having previously lived in Norwich (as a Virgin Cable customer) I have first-hand experience of …

November Newsletter 2014

Postwick Hub Work

Stop Press! The new pedestrian/cycle path from Oaks Lane up to the Park & Ride roundabout is open! (At last)

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. Why not come along for biscuits, cake and a chat?  (And some coffee?)

Village Christmas Card:  We have sponsorship this year for the complete costs of printing of the card so all donations of £5 or more, given by those signing the card, will go directly to the village.  Please contact Su Allport via the web site contact page, asap if you wish your Christmas greetings to all other villagers to be included in the card.

Recent Events

Macmillan Coffee Morning - October 2nd

Many thanks to our Coffee Shop Members.  We were

able to donate £57.00 to the Macmillan cancer charity.  We are only a very small group but very generous.  Many thanks to all.

Peter Herring ‘Thank you’ Event – October 3rd

Peter writes: “I would like to thank everybody who kindly attended Friday’s presentation and those that contributed to my gift. It was a very enjoyable evening with fantastic food. Thanks to the Great Postwick Bake Off ladies.
I would like to wish the Social Club Committee every success for the future and hope that villagers can lend a little extra support by way of visiting the bar occasionally on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.”

Up and Coming Events

Postwick Big Tree Plant

Saturday 8 November 10 am – Postwick Green Group have received over 100 trees to be planted at Postwick playing field.  Parishioners are invited to help plant the trees on the date above. If you are interested in helping for an hour or two, please email Su Allport via the web site contact page. Tea/Coffee and Doughnuts will be provided.

Quiz & Chips

Saturday, 22 November – 7.30pm – Village Hall
Same arrangements as on previous occasions with usual quizmaster, Julian. Teams of 3 or 4, Entry £2.50 per head + cost of food.  Plaice & Chips £5.25, Cod & Chips £5.25, 2 Sausages & Chips £3.40, Chips £1.50.  Bar till late! Limited numbers, so book early to avoid disappointment!  Contact Mick on 431191 to reserve your team place.

Postwick Christmas Tree Festival.

On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th Sunday December there will be a Christmas Tree Festival in the church. Everyone is invited to enter a tree decorated in the theme of A Christmas Carol.  All ages welcome and the trees will be judged on the Sunday afternoon at 4pm.  Prizes given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The festival will close by singing a few Christmas Carols.

Christmas Bazaar

Sat, 6th December – 10.00 – 12.00, in the village hall (running concurrently with the Xmas Tree Festival). All the old favourites: Christmas Hamper, Cake Stall, Tombola and many more. Donations for the Tombola, Hamper and cake stall will be much appreciated.

Anyone wishing to book a table for the Bazaar, please contact Lynne on (See paper version).

A “Wine and Soup Evening”.

Friday 12th December.  For the ticket price of £10 you will be able to taste, and drink, a variety of wines and also hot, homemade soup will be available.  For those who prefer cheese and wine, or alternatives, please feel free to bring along your own choices – the wine will still be included in the price!  The bar will also be open.  More details to follow in next newsletter but please put the date in your diary.

Carol Singing around Postwick Village

Monday 15 December at 6.30 pm

at the Lych Gate  Postwick Church.

We would very much welcome families/parishioners

to come along for this fun festive event. In aid of the Pat Atkinson’s Vidyial Trust.   Bring a torch!

Postwick Donkey Service

Sunday 21 December at 4.30 pm

A lovely service to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Especially appealing to families and donkey-lovers!

Christmas Day:  The bar will be open as usual from 12:00- 2:00pm.

Bar Roster  

Steven 31/10, Reuben 7/11, Derek 14/11, 21/11 Mathew, 28/11 Di, 5/12 Steven, 12/12 Reuben, 19/12 Derek, 26/12 Mathew –  More volunteers always welcome!

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm

                  Sunday 4.00pm – 7.00pm


Items for the newsletter?  Contact Mick via the web site contact page.