Westmoreland Gazette 7th Feb

7th Feb, Well, the snow has gone and so has TSTrenching from Longsleddale. Today we have a piece in the Westmoreland Gazette.

The team have drilled another river close to Bowthwaite  Farm and will be at Selside School on Tuesday morning all being well.

Get drilling your walls and filling in the GBVS form’s.

Click here for the link to the GBVS form.



SE2 – Longsleddale Ducted



TS Trenching have now moved out of Longsleddale leaving behind a complete network ready for the final bits of fibre to be blown & spliced later this month.


Debbie Williams (Longsleddale Champion) on behalf of the residents in the valley thanked them and wished them fair well with this yummy cake. They will be sad to see them finish as they have been entertaining, professional and quick. It will be soon a distant memory and they will all enjoy hyper fast stable true fibre to the property broadband.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) they start on completing the ducting to Selside School.

Longsleddale & news about EIS investment

Comunity Managed – Professionally Built

TS Trenching are on the last 500 meters of digging in Longsleddale. The valley will be complete with core and spur duct this week ready for the final lengths of Fibre. The last stretch includes a river drill, 500m of core 16mm duct and a road crossing for a spur. They have completed the valley well ahead of schedule. Impressive work Swinny, Liam and Graham.

We plan to get Selside school live next, there is 200m of core, a river drill and a road to mole under + fibre and they will be expected live by the end of Feb, all being well.


Full information available on the B4RN website under News –

B4RN looses 30% EIS tax relief. All investments made after government changes in March 2018 will instead attract 5% interest from day 1 shares being cashed.


We are working hard to finalise plans and get a cabinet installed ready to link up ASAP.


Both Residential’s and Businesses can sign up to the GBVS, it is mandatory for those wanting a live connection in the next 24 months. Sign up is needed once you have the boxes on your walls. All of Routes SE1, SE2, Some of SE3, all of SE4, all of SE5 up to and including Mealbank need to get their Boxes on the wall if they aren’t all ready and signed up on the B4MS site to the GBVS form. Link – click here – If you don’t know your chamber number then please pop the route you are on.

For SE5 beyond Mealbank, SE6 past Kiln Croft and SE7 please hang fire until the final way leaves are in. Anyone looking at the GRHE or NHHE please also hang fire, not long now though.

Thanks again for everyones support.

Surveying GR & SE

9th Jan 2019 – Today we have had Nick Hall from B4RN in the area and we have been on a little rad trip looking at various road crossings and obstacles. Plans have been confirmed and some will need a closer look and revise.

The Grayrigg Cab site (GRHE) options have been looked into and we are now seriously exploring them with a view to land a cabinet to link up early this year all being well.

Road cuts on SE Route 1 and been finalised and properly booked in and the road slits at SE201 to SE201a (Garnet Bridge) will happen tomorrow morning (10th Jan). Again, top effort Logan Thom for laying duct decades ago for the B4MS project over Garnet Bridge. Soon we will be able to send fibre through his duct he laid for Selside School years ago and get some of SE Route 3 live.

Drilling will be happening by Swinny and his team, he is due to run about for a few days with his drilling rig and get 4 or 5 drills done incase the land freezes over preventing linking up sections of Sleddale and Route 3.


Nick measuring for a road cut

During our little road trip we observed this little bodge job… an alternative highly un recommended way of laying telecommunication. This shot is of a road over a pipe and shows a bodge job of crossing the river and road.

Where the road crossed the river between Martclose and Ashstead.

The B4MS duct TS Trenching will be laying will not be done like this!!!