Today the Whitchurch exchange area received official notification of the recipients of the Broadband prize, for winning the UK BT Race to Infinity, when around 20 supporters gathered at the Town Hall.

…and the winners are:

  • the Community IT Library, and
  • equipment for the Primary School (a double award)

The Community IT Library, receives £3800 towards a ‘library’ of equipment that can be used by residents in the local area for a whole range of projects from local history studies and nature surveys to computer learning courses. The idea came from a combination of various suggestions.

The Whitchurch Primary School receives two awards, totalling £1200 for improved WiFi connectivity throughout the school and a ‘Green Screen’ to assist with creative film making.

Harriet Titcomb (left) and Janette Sabine, (right) with BT Regional Director Peter Cohen

Presentations
The ‘presentations’ were made outside the Town Hall by BT Regional Director Peter Cohen to Harriet Titcomb, Chair of Whitchurch Association and Janette Sabine, teacher responsible for IT at the Primary School.

Next stages…
The next stage for the IT Library will be to determine the equipment that will be most useful to the community and suggestions are now welcomed – please send them to faster@whitchurch.org.uk

Meanwhile the Primary School will start to arrange its improved WiFi coverage which will help teachers and pupils alike, and it is hoped that results from use of the Green Screen will be made available for all to enjoy!

Today was an excellent day for Whitchurch and its surrounding area, and for the spirit of cooperation that has brought this success. The campaign team wishes to thank all those who made this possible.
BT have said that the Faster Broadband will be available in early 2012.