Quiz at The Cross – 30 July

*** Please join us in July! ***

The popular monthly quizzes at The Cross Inn continue on the last Sunday in the month. Next quiz will be on the 30 July. Entry is £1.00 per person, and cash prices are offered to teams in 1st and 2nd place. Usual format is 30 general knowledge questions covering sport, music, history, geography, politics etc.

Why not form a team of 3 or 4 and join the fun!

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering

Are you between the age of 14 and 25 and looking for a volunteering opportunity in order to complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award?

Volunteering opportunities are open to all DofE members wishing to get involved in the Hayscastle Community.

For more information on how you can be assessed for your volunteering section, please contact us via the following methods:
Facebook page: Hayscastle Community Centre,
visit the website www.hayscastle.com
or contact the Hayscastle Community Centre Treasurer, Mrs Sarah Lewis on 01348 840410.

Fibre Broadband has arrived in Hayscastle!


After years of promises BT Openreach have finally brought Fibre Broadband to the Hayscastle area.

Cabinet 3 which serves Hayscastle Cross village has now been activated and links to the Letterston exchange by fibre.

Properties served by this cabinet can receive a Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) service.

To check if your property/landline can be upgraded to fibre please visit Superfast Cymru

  • FTTC uses fibre-optic cables throughout the network right up to the street cabinet. It then uses existing copper wires to connect the cabinet to homes and businesses. FTTC provides download speeds up to 80Mbps and upload speeds up to 20Mbps, which are then offered as different service packages by Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Fibre Broadband for Hayscastle

Hayscastle has been promised fast fibre broadband for well over a year now, with all publicised dates failing to see the service enabled. Cabinet 3 at the Letterston exchange has been fibre enabled, and that appears to be the cabinet many in the Hayscastle area are connected to.
However Superfast Cymru replied recently to a posting on their Facebook page from a local resident asking for an update on the situation.
This is what Susi from the company said on the 21st March:
We have hit issues with finding a suitable location for the fibre cabinet. It has gone to a second survey and assuming the findings are clear work will start at the end of the month. Thanks Susi

*In late April it was noticed that digging work was taking place alongside the existing cabinet opposite The Cross Inn, hopefully this means that progress is being made at long last!

Guitar Tutor required

There are a number of children within the village that have shown an interest in learning the guitar, if anyone knows of anyone who would be willing to teach a small group of children within the community, please could you let Sarah Lewis (Treasurer of the Community Centre) or myself know.

Wendy Phillips
Secretary Hayscastle Community Centre