Welcome to www.Upottery.com
This is the website for all things to do with the parish of Upottery in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon and comprising the villages of Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge.
If you run a club or society in the area and would like your own page on this website to advertise your activities please email the Editor. Similarly if you run a business which you would like the site to list on the Businesses page please send an email also.
Any other comments or feedback are also very welcome at any time.
Please see the Help page if you have any problems viewing our website.
For the latest news of what is happening in and around Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge,
Have you seen the new page where you can list unwanted items for free collection or things you wish to sell?
Use the BT ADSL Checker to see what download speeds your line is capable of delivering
If your speed on the BT Wholesale speed checker is in the low range of what your line is capable of delivering, you may wish to contact your ISP and get them to "reset your line" and/or "reset your BT profile" to see if your download speed increase. If it does, it may fall back again over a period of days or weeks. Your ISP is allowed by BT to reset your line/profile once every 10 days and you may have to wait 10 days before it can be done again. BT have control of this because all local exchanges (Upottery, Churchstanton, Luppitt etc) are "Market 1" exchanges where all the equipment in the exchange is owned by BT Wholesale and ALL ISP's (including BT Retail) have to buy bandwidth through the exchange from BT Wholesale. Once your BT profile has been reset, get your ISP to reset their profile (The ISP Profile) for your line as well, because it is possible that your ISP could be holding your speed down on their server. Finally ask your ISP to tell you what the "Fault Threshold" is for your line. This the speed below which BT will investigate a fault on your line, passed to them by your ISP and is determined by the historic stable line speed that your line is able to maintain.
www.upottery.com would also like to map current broadband speeds that people in the parish currently get
using the Broadband Checker website. Please also test your speed using this website, enter your postcode and afterwards click the box to share your results so they are displayed on the Broadband Checker website. Why not join us on Facebook where you chat to many other people in the parish, post your own information or ask questions about anything that is going on in the parish. Click the link or logo to join us.
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Parish of Upottery
(pronounced "Up-Ottery") in
The County of Devon
and comprising the villages of Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge