Broadband plea

RESIDENTS of Belper are being urged to help unlock a £7.39 million pot of government funding to bring superfast broadband to the area.

Derbyshire County Council has been allocated the cash – but it must find the same amount in match-funding in order to receive the money.

A key part is demonstrating public demand for improved broadband. The council is asking people to complete a survey at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/broadbandsurvey, or ring 08456 058 058 or 01629 533190 to do it.