Revamped Goresbook Post Office

Archive for July, 2014

Revamped Goresbook Post Office

Monday, July 7th, 2014

I was delighted to cut the ribbon at the packed launch of the new Goresbrook Road Post office.



I was taken aback by how many people showed up to see the opening of the revamped Goresbrook Road Post Office. This demonstrates that the Post Office still plays a major role in our community.

The Post Office has been given a modern overhaul and looks fantastic.

It is now  more accessible for local residents. The branch is  open from 06:00-21:00 Monday to Friday; 07:00-21:00 Saturday and 08:00-18:00 Sunday. These opening hours are great. This means that local residents will be able to access the excellent Post Office services at times convenient for them.

Sham Rashid, the agent, has worked tirelessly and his hard work has really paid off. I wish them every success.


Super-fast Broadband for Academy Central Residents

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

I am delighted to report that BT are finally installing their Super-fast broadband which will serve Academy Central. We have had a real battle on our hands but I am glad that BT finally listened.

100% of the residents who filled out my broadband questionnaire said that their broadband was average or poor. Some households currently only have a download speed of 2 megabytes which is shocking. To watch BBC IPlayer in High definition you need download speeds of 3.2 megabytes. According to BT, residents will have access to download speeds of at least 15 megabytes with the majority of residents getting much better speeds.

I have been working with the residents association and Taylor Wimpey to get residents access to high quality broadband. I was delighted when Hyperoptic announced they would be installing their fibre-optic broadband at Academy Central but unfortunately this did not reach all of the properties.

Some lucky properties on the estate already access to BTs super-fast Broadband package but BT are currently working on a new cabinet which will deliver this broadband to the rest of the Academy Central site. This is due to be completed in the Winter.

I am thrilled that residents will now have broadband fit for the 21st Century. Academy Central is a brand new modern development and it needs modern high quality broadband access. Top quality internet connection is a necessity in today’s technological society.