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Better broadband is nearly here............ find out more

The GDB delivered this information recently to every household in the community.

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Come to a meeting 
with Garve and District Broadband (GDB)

We have a unique opportunity to upgrade to superfast broadband and give our community the best service it deserves.

GDB has been working for 12 months to provide better broadband to those of us who do not receive superfast broadband via the BT Cabinet in Garve.

The team now has a long-term community-wide solution that it wants to tell you about.

Your input and support are vital to help us move this community project forward as soon as possible.

Come along to one of our meetings where we’ll provide full details of the
project and answer your questions:

Monday, 20 November, 7.30pm
Achnasheen Village Hall

Tuesday, 21 November, 7.30pm
Garve Village Hall

Refreshments will be provided

Nearly 75% of the community identified better broadband as the number one concern in the 2016 GDCC Community Needs Survey. Your feedback and involvement are really important in helping us bring bet…
ACHNASHEEN AND GARVE - we're on the North Coast 500 (NC500) - top tips for driving and cycling safely and responsibly

The North Coast 500 is not the Indy 500… is not the Le Mans 24hr… is not The Gumball Rally… is one of the top 5 coastal touring routes in the world, with the emphasis on touring and scenic views. When you are on this wonderful touring route, you will be sharing it with the people whose lives and livelihoods depend on the roads in and around the NC500, as well as your fellow travellers from all over the world, so make sure you know how to drive and ride responsibly, safely and respectfully.  For helpful driving tips across the whole journey take a look here.

With thanks to
Visit the NC500 site for even more useful information for your trip.
The Lochluichart Community Trust (LCT) was established in 2014 as a not for profit community company to administer the community benefit fund, provided by Eneco, associated with the Lochluichart Wind Farm. The current annual fund received is £176,802 per year, based on £2,750 per megawatt of installed capacity, including the recent extension to the windfarm. In September 2017, a further annual fund was received from Green Higland Renewables (Ledgowan) Ltd for the Ledgowan hydro scheme.  The fund from both providers is distributed to projects and initiatives within the Garve and District Community Council area, with particular emphasis on local regeneration and community development. In future, other renewable energy operators may choose to channel available funding through a partnership with the LCT.

The fund opened for applications for the first time in Summer 2014 and a wide variety of projects have been supported, details of which are o…
The Board seeks four new Directors. It has four already, but needs another four to reach eight allowed by our Articles.

Please think about joining us. You will be at the heart of deciding how the community’s needs will be met. And how everyone’s well-being will be improved.

You will play a unique role in regenerating and developing the community in which you live and work. For the benefit of everyone living in it. Now and in the future. 

What’s the company for?

The company has a vision of a self-sustaining community where everyone leads the fulfilled life they seek.

Its mission is to improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of individuals and businesses by identifying and meeting community needs in these areas.

It will create enterprise and projects, care for the environment, and promote the use of local resources, working with and for the local community, involving people, groups and businesses. 

What are Directors r…
GARVE AND DISTRICT BROADBAND (GDB) Charity No. SC047481 September update

Satellite Grant Scheme The Satellite Grant Scheme, funded by the LCT, was launched in early May and closed on 31 July. It provided annual grants to individuals to subsidize satellite broadband (faster than current BT provision in this community). This is an interim solution while GDB continues to work with BT and fixed wireless network companies to establish a permanent one.
GDB had funding for 40 grants but only 9 applications were received and funded.
It is disappointing that take-up has been relatively low, given the reported importance of broadband to the community in recent surveys, and the undoubted benefits of satellite over BT for most parts of the community.

Fixed Wireless Network This long-term solution would provide all our needs for speed and data capacity at a cost similar to that of other fibre cable options. The main fibre cable near each exchange is tapped into. Relay stations placed in identifie…