Faster Broadband has arrived

Faster Broadband

In July 2020 Openreach installed a number of fibre cables across Woodilee Village heralding the start of the Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) roll out. This offers speeds of up to 900Mbps and is currently understood to be available to the majority of the village. This means the majority of residents now have a number of options available to them including :

  • Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) offering speeds of up to 70Mbps
  • Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTP) offering speeds up to 900Mbps

Unfortunately there are reports that it’s not currently available to the blocks of flats across the village and we don’t know if this will be resolved any time soon.

There are reports that Virgin Media will also be rolling out fibre across the village. Further details will be added in due course.

You should use the OpenReach Fibre Checker to verify what options are available to your home.

Faster Broadband

Faster Broadband

Want faster internet? Read on! Action required below.

The Greater Glasgow area is included in Openreach’s plans to roll out fast broadband known as Fibre To The Premises (FTTP). It does this by connecting your home to the exchange using fast fibre optic cabling eliminating any old copper wire technology (which was never designed for internet connections).


In order to help Openreach understand the level of demand from Woodilee for such a service it would be useful if all residents interested in such a service could register on the web site below following these steps simple steps:


1. Click on the link
2. Enter your postcode
3. Select your address
4. Scroll down to “Register your interest”
5. Enter your details and click Submit


It will take about 60 seconds to do (depending on your current internet speed of course).

https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/fibre-first#FibrecheckerX

Community Safety Advice

Police Scotland

Police Scotland have issued the following safety advice. Please take the time to have a read of it and take any necessary steps to help secure your home.

“Being vigilant and protecting your own property will make you far less likely to become the victim of acquisitive crimes such as theft or housebreaking. If you see anything suspicious please consider calling Police Scotland on our non emergency telephone number 101 to report the matter. You will never waste our time. We rely on the public to provide this kind of information in order that we can target our patrols. You can also provide information anonymously if you prefer by calling CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

You may find the following crime prevention advice useful.

  • KEEP CAR AND HOUSE KEYS well away from your doors. Thieves use fishing rods and poles with magnets to reach through letterboxes and through open windows in order to steal car keys. Consider hiding them at night.
  • LOCK ALL DOORS and close windows at night and when you are not at home. Thieves travel to housing estates and walk around at night trying door handles until they find unlocked doors. They rarely force entry to houses.
  • If you have an alarm system make sure it’s set when you leave the house. If you don’t have an alarm system consider fitting a “dummy alarm box” in a place visible from the roadway. Thieves are often deterred merely by the sight of an alarm box and will move onto the next house.
  • Keep valuables such as handbags, purses, wallets, laptops etc out of sight. Consider taking them into your bedroom with you at night. Do not leave valuables in your car, especially around Christmas time.
  • If you share a communal stairwell, ensure the door entry system is well maintained.
  • Make your house looks occupied when you are out – use timer switches on lights even when you are at work. Consider fitting external security lights.
  • Consider hiding irreplaceable items which have sentimental value where thieves would be unlikely to look… just in case.

Further advice and information can be obtained online from the Police Scotland
website at www.scotland.police.uk or from your local police office”

JustGiving Appeal Update

On Saturday 9th June a lightning strike in Woodilee Village caused extensive damage to the Malcolm’s home and the destruction of most of their belongings. Fire and water damage mean the property needs to be rebuilt and as a result the family have been displaced until the building works are complete. In the days following the fire a large number of people approached the Woodilee Residents Association wanting to help, but not really sure how to go about doing so. In response to these requests the Association set up a fundraising page, with the intention of providing the Malcom’s with a fund they could use to help get them back on their feet. The fund attracted donations from the local community, as well as from those further afield.

The Association have since met with the family to discuss distribution of the monies raised. The Malcolm’s are incredibly touched by the generosity shown by all who contributed and extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated. They are grateful to have the majority of their needs met by insurance and as such have asked for much of the fund to be distributed to a number of local charities. There has, however, been a negative impact on their children following the events of that day, and the subsequent disruption to family life, so the Malcolm’s will retain a portion of the monies raised to create more positive memories for the whole family during this challenging time.

The charities that will benefit are:

The Malcolm’s immediately sympathised with Babes in the Wood on hearing the group’s shop in Bishopbriggs was also badly damaged in the same June storm. Babes in the Wood offer support to local families that have been referred to them by health visitors, social workers, family support workers & women’s aid. Despite the distressing event it was fantastic to see the local community rally round, and both the Malcolm’s and the Woodilee Residents Association would like to thank everyone who donated or provided support to the family.

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