All trunk lines and spurs in the Old Hutton parish network have been installed except to Brunthwaite. The laying of services to houses at St.John’s View and The Park is proceeding and involves much hand labour and many volunteers because of the confined spaces and other difficulties.
All the trunk routes and spurs in New Hutton have been completed except for short sections such as road crossings which will join the parts together along route 3 from the Institute to Hayfellside and to Singleton Park. Route 2 has been fully completed and fibre will be blown through it to Hawkrigg Lane very soon.
35.1 miles have been installed so far in the whole project and 2.54 miles remain. 482 expressions of interest in having connections have been registered and the total amount of money invested in the project has continued to rise and is now £371,950. We continue to be grateful to the many volunteers who help with the work and this includes the frequent provision of tea and biscuits and cakes which always lift our spirits and refresh tired muscles.