An Openreach van is next to a pub in Somerby village, Leicestershire.

Openreach Fibre Community Partnerships launched in Leicestershire

Openreach is urging residents in 20 Leicestershire villages to get behind a bid to bring full fibre broadband to their homes and businesses, through 6 Fibre Community Partnerships.

Openreach identified these Leicestershire communities as being strong contenders for full fibre and is urging residents to take the next step by applying for and pooling together free Government Gigabit Vouchers to help fund the build.

Key to the success of these schemes is securing enough pledges from residents so that Openreach can apply for Government funding on behalf of the community. You can check if you qualify and pledge your voucher at

Once the pledge target for the scheme is reached, you need to ensure you then validate your voucher with the Government so that Openreach can confirm that building work can get underway. As part of the funding conditions you are asked to commit to ordering a full fibre service from a provider of your choice for at least 12 months once the new network is available and confirm you are connected.

The full list of Leicestershire communities includes:

Knipton Knipton, Croxton Kerrial, Harston, Woolsthorpe, Denton
Rearsby Rearsby, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Thrussington
Rotherby Rotherby
Scalford Scalford, Wycomb, Holwell
Somerby Somerby, Knossington, Burrough on the Hill, Pickwell
Waltham Waltham on the Wolds, Goadby Marwood, Stonesby

For more information, follow the below link to Openreach’s website:

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