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.
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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?
June 26, 2015: Connecting Devon and Somerset have failed to agree a contract with BT for the Phase 2, rural superfast broadband programme. This is the worst possible outcome for Devon & Somerset taxpayers and is likely to mean broadband speeds will not improve until 2020.
Devon & Somerset are now THE ONLY COUNTIES IN THE UK not to have a Phase 2 programme in place designed to provide a minimum 95% superfast coverage. Connecting Devon & Somerset say they will have a third attempt at finding a supplier(s) which will take a minimum of 6 months, but more likely a year to put in place. Do you think CDS should be allowed a third attempt?
See BBC News
As of July 2015, all of Upottery parish with the exception of the north of the parish around Lambpark Farm, served by the Churchstanton (01823) exchange, remain "out of programme" for Phase 1, the current programme which runs through to 2017. The following maps are taken from the CDS website: http://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/where-when/
Upottery, Smeatharpe and Rawridge are all "OUT OF PROGRAMME" (the grey area on the map)
Blue = "under evaluation". Orange = "coming soon".
The map below shows the Upottery parish boundary overlaid on the CDS map.
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Use the BT ADSL Checker to see what download speeds your line is capable of delivering. Use the Rightmove Speed Meter to see what Rightmove advertise to propsective home buyers as the broadband speed available at your postcode. The Countryside Alliance, in collaboration with a Software House in Bath & Queen Mary College, University of London, are offering free software that continuously monitors the performance of your broadband service and allows you compare your service to national benchmarks. The software, which runs in the background, does not record email or web use and will not degrade the performance of your computer. NB It works on PC or Mac desktop or laptop computers but does not yet work with tablets or smartphones. Why not join us on Facebook where you can 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