Hi Ivy i was up buckleberry alley and found the cabinet, the ground around it has been cleared up though i think this is mainly for drainage, will see what i can find out.
Hi Sticko the date for Lambourn was for a upgrade by Talk Talk, however the date has been removed alongside 2 other exchanges in west berkshire.
There is nothing currently planned to happen at the Lambourn exchange at current, BT may inculde the exchange in its 21 CN WBC rollout but it is a case of waiting to see if its announced.
Lambourn like other Parishes across West Berks have been commiting funding to the Council to meet West Berks part of the funding for Berkshires local broadband plan. The first draft will be ready by the end of this month and then the final plan submited by April 12th for final approval. Once the BDUK funding is approved it goes alongside the equal amount raised by the Berkshire councils, this goes to tender where the winning company likely to be BT will match fund to bring the pot to about £5-6 million.
If BT do win the tender for isntance you would see Lambourn and other exchanges be upgraded to FTTC etc.