Skip to main content

Full Fibre in Ilmington: Progress Report

The target has been reached, but the scheme is still open to new registrations so anyone who hasn’t pledged their voucher can still do so.

Published: 27 December 2023

Openreach has sent the following update:

Dear all,

Ahead of the festive break, I thought I’d drop you all an email to update you on our progress to bring ultrafast Full Fibre broadband to Ilmington, Armscote, Blackwell, Darlingscott and surrounding areas. As it currently stands, we have achieved our target which is excellent so a big thank you to everyone who has supported the scheme.

In terms of build, we have started to survey and build within the area so you may have seen our engineers and contractors out and about recently. Our build will continue in the new year and we hope to have the first premises enabled with ultrafast full fibre services by end of February, with full completion by the summer. Once the surveys have been fully returned, we’ll have a better picture in terms of timescales.

Our pledge site Connect My Community ( is still open so anyone who hasn’t pledged can still do so. Whilst we have started to build the network, a key part of the build is to make sure that no one is left behind so therefore a pledge confirms that people want the service and a commitment for Openreach to build. This is especially important for any properties on the edge/fringe of the exchange boundary so it would be great if you could reach out to any people you might know in those areas.

Another key element is getting people to validate their voucher once they receive the Government email.  So far we have received 113 validations out of the 160 pledges received so again grateful if you could help remind people to check their emails and verify their vouchers.

I attach some information which you can share amongst the wider community.  These include information about the scheme and validating the Government voucher. Grateful if you could circulate through your channels.

I will be in touch in the new year, but until then have a great Christmas and Happy New Year.


Robert Rowan
Partnership Manager

Click to enlarge:

Is this page useful?