More funding has been released for wider rollout of high speed broadband in the UK. There is still no commitment by NYCC and BT though to do any work at Scrayingham or Leppington even to establish the bare minimum acceptable speeds (2MB). In the meantime, the villages are being served by an independent line of sight provider with a dependency on ‘daisy-chaining’ and use of private residents’ infrastructure and power supplies. This arrangement works well, but is potentially vulnerable with a number of limitations related to capacity and business model.
Phil Jones was re-elected as Chairman of the Parish Council on 9th May 2017. Mrs Linda Scott resigned on 6th February 2017. Mr Dave Livesy sadly passed away in April 2018. He served two stints as a Parish Councillor and recently provided a lot of support for Scrayingham in the broadband initiatives.
10th Feb - Road Works
NYCC advise that resurfacing work in the Leppington area and village will be undertaken in 2018, having been originally planned for 2014.
30th July - Defibrillator Project
The Parish Council has won funding from the National Lottery for installation of Defibrillators in the village Telephone Kiosks which are now owned by the community. Work begins on restoring power in the kiosks in August 2018.