Circle Loop – Telephone Through B4RN Fibre

Telephone through your B4RN fibre broadband.

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Circle Loop are a UK company with the service you would expect from a 100% UK help team who all live in Lancashire.

7 day free trial with full access to the system so you can try it and make sure it works for you on a test number. Port your number only when your ready.

20% off for life for all Mint and Sprint customers with a link – e-mail Dan Robinson

£5*/ month pay as you go with calls from 3p/min

£15*/ month for Unlimited Calls

£2* a month for additional lines (this is great for business owners who wish for privacy out of office hours. A full record of callers are kept in the system for reconnection when your back at work).

If you work remotely then it can simultaneously ring your land line and mobile.


The Unlimited package is worth it if you make calls for over 15min/day.

The Circle Loop app that means you can use your mobile to answer landline calls and make them from anywhere in the world when you are on wifi. This will be a game changer for running businesses while on the move. Missed calls voice mails get sent via e-mail if you wish too and you can set up call divert so you will never miss a business call again. Its also a really easy portal and app to use with virtual receptionist call diverts and many more features.

All their packages offer full use of all their features.

Price Compare

BT line rental + weekend only package = £19.99 

BT line rental + weekend and evening package = £19.99 + £4.50 total £24.49

BT line rental + unlimited package = £19.99 + £9.99 total £29.98


SE2 – Longsleddale – Complete


Fibre is now complete up both sides of the valley and all the chambers that have connections are spliced. B4RN will need to return to complete 2 chambers of splicing when the properties are ready.

Enjoy it Longsleddale.

TS Trenching have been taken off for a week or two for emergency work on the New Hutton line, they will be back to complete more of Route 3 as soon as they can. Spur SE302 is complete past the school to its end at Kit Crag and is ready for fibre.

Docker Parish Meeting


This evening I was invited to the Docker Parish Meeting to give an update. NH4 – Docker is now being built. TS Trenching will be over to complete the road crossings as and when needed. Those between Myres and Docker Hall need to get drilling and digging.

Investment is still required on this line to enable the line to be filled with fibre. We are calling all those with out of date cheques in the holding pen to send in new cheques. Payable to Broadband for the Rural North Ltd. Send to Goodhamscales, Selside, LA8 9DS. Ill match with your shares application and forward to B4RN.


The Plan – 16th Feb

New Offices

We are moving into our new offices and will announce location and opening times soon. This will give that opportunity for face to face conversations, training and materials collection again.

Selside Head End

SE2 Longsleddale – This week we are expecting B4RN to be blowing fibre along the east side of the valley. Splicing will happen in the coming weeks leading to 100% completion of the route.

SE3 Selside School Route – TS Trenching is currently working on this route as it is a priority route to link Selside School to the Head End.

SE5 Mealbank – The final couple of boxes are going on the walls over the next couple of weeks. In track / private road works will commence all being well early March. This work will install 2 chambers and link most properties with duct ready for property fibre. If you live in Mealbank we need you to sign up to the GBVS link on the B4MS website ASAP. Once this work is complete it will only take a couple of weeks for TSTrenching to bring the core down the hill from the Head End.

SE4 – get drilling and digging and when your work is complete fill in the GBVS form.

SE1 – are nearly ready for the core, there are a few more to drill and dig and fill in GBVS forms.

SE6 – get drilling & digging, wait for the GBVS forms as we are waiting on way leaves from church land.

SE7 – hang fire, sorry, there are 2 or 3 way leaves we need to make the perfect link up, we can find a way round so don’t panic it is on its way.

Grayrigg Head End

Phase 1 – Cabinet installation

We are finalising the plans for the cabinet site over the next few weeks with the view to land the cabinet ASAP.

Phase 2 – The big GR dig

Linking the immediate properties will need considerable volunteers to hand dig with many work parties. I am looking for a champion to lead this hand digging work so step forwards if you are interested in working closely with me for phase 2.

Phase 3 – linking GRHE to either SEHE, FBHE or NHHE (Selside, Firbank or New Hutton)

Once we have landed the cabinet (Head End) and got the core routes out to the fields where the mole ploughs can work we will link it to one of the 3 live routes heading to the cabinet and get it live.

Phase 4 – the roll out of each route as and when the properties have drilled and dug their connections in.

GBVS sign up’s can happen after the cabinet has landed and your property boxes and digging is complete.


We have a detailed plan that links up all the properties in the area. Properties don’t move but the method of linking through the fields from one to another is entirely down to a vague plan and most importantly the land owner working with the digging team to make it right for the land.


Your Effort = B4RN arriving to you. The Blue on the map below shows what has been completed since the contractors started digging early September. 50% of the core SEHE network is now complete.

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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.