B4RN for Hornby, Claughton and Farleton – March Update


As reported last month, the resilient link to Wray has been completed.  This means that Hornby now has three connections to the B4RN network:  fibre connections to Melling and Wray, and a microwave link across the valley to Aughton.  In the unlikely event of a failure in one or two of these links, connectivity will automatically be maintained by the remaining available links.

At the time of writing last month’s contact article, we had just installed fibre up to Hornby Castle, but the properties still needed the 7mm duct installing.  This has now been completed, fibre has been blown and the connections gone live!

The team have made great progress at the South end of the village in the last month as well.  We have obtained wayleaves for the routes to and along most of Station Road West, Main Street West and Strands Farm Court.  Duct is now installed from Strands Farm offices to the Strands Farm Court chamber with just a short section still to be completed.  It took about 8 man days of work to install the duct for Station Road West through Moss Mire to a back garden in Station Road.  The next steps are to install duct at gutter level along the length of Station Road which we hope to complete in the next month or so.

B4RN have now agreed to a road cut across Hornby Hall Close to allow the completion of the East side of the road.  There is no progress to report yet regarding the Castle Inn wayleave which will allow installation to the Castle Inn and Lingard properties.
Please email b4rn4hornby@gmail.com for further information.


A representative from B4RN recently visited to advise on the future road cuttings on Farleton Old Road. With the weather holding it is hoped that further moling can be achieved during the following months.

Please email b4rn4hornby@gmail.com for further information, or if you can help Graham with the rollout in Farleton.

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