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Easingwold gets connected

Easingwold is the fourth Hambleton market town to be able to offer shoppers, visitors and businesses free wi-fi.

The joint project between the Town Council, Hambleton District Council and local businesses sees the world of the internet available to everyone coming into the town centre.

“Easingwold is the latest in our programme to get all of our market towns wi-fi enabled – with just Stokesley left to switch on,” said Hambleton’s Deputy Leader, Coun Peter Wilkinson.

“Shoppers and visitors increasingly want to connect to the internet and some surveys show that this can affect people’s choice of shopping destination.

“Having wi-fi complementing the offer of our attractive towns and quality independent retail offer can only help the high streets’ fortunes.”

Hambleton District Council provided £1,500 to install the equipment required for the network  – with the Easingwold Advertiser and Tourist Information offices hosting the equipment. Ongoing administration of the scheme will be provided by Easingwold Town Council, and business partners will share the ongoing running costs.

Coun Shirley Shepherd, Mayor of Easingwold said: “The Town Council fully supports this initiative and hopes it will enhance the experience for those visiting our lovely Georgian Market Town Centre.”

Visitors to Easingwold will be asked to sign up to the network on first accessing it, to ensure it is used appropriately.

Easingwold WiFi
Coun Wilkinson is pictured with Leader of Hambleton District Council, Coun Robson and of Rupert Smith, local businessman trying out the new Wi-Fi

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