Health

Mobile access improves mental health and wellbeing

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Mobile access connects the rural community to the Emergency Services

Tourism

Mobile access can boost visitor attractions

Environment

Mobile technology can support remote monitoring

 

What is MANY?

Mobile Access North Yorkshire is about connecting people in the often forgotten rural communities of North Yorkshire using mobile technology.

Telling real people’s stories the project aims to highlight the struggles communities face relating to mobile access and how it impacts on their day to day lives – from the effectiveness of the Emergency Service networks to the safety of area’s and infrastructure that is affected by flooding; from people feeling isolated and lonely to tourism businesses being unable to connect with their audiences.

By enabling the latest mobile technology, the project will highlight how connecting people together can improve lives and enhance wellbeing and at the same time, influence government in their future rural connectivity policies. By exploring this, the project aims to prove that mobile access can support the recovery of the social and economic fabric of rural communities.

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MANY hears Coverdale residents experiences, hopes and aspirations as 5G roll out nears

Residents within the North end of Coverdale have been informing Mobile Access North Yorkshire - a £6.4million Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Rural Connected Communities project. Over the past few months, the project have engaged with a wide variety...

Community engagement case study: Sam Lambert

The MANY project has heard from residents that young people are moving away because the rural location does not give them what they need. Having spoken to many people in the area, the project was keen to hear from young people who still live in the area. Sam Lambert –...

Community engagement presentation

The Mobile Access North Yorkshire recently held two community engagement meetings with residents of Coverdale. Accompanying this was a booklet giving further information about the project. The Community booklet is available to be downloaded. We know that some people...

MANY secures planning to connect North end of Coverdale

Mobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY) has secured permission from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to erect one of the masts, which will bring the latest technology – 5G – to the North end of Coverdale. The £6.4million project, which is part funded by the...

Interview with Cllr Karin Sedgwick, North Yorkshire County Councillor Middle Dales Division

Digital connectivity is a big topic in rural communities - whether you are for or against it - most have an opinion. The one person who hears the frustrations of those who do not have it is a Divisional Councillor for an area. Councillor Karin Sedgwick, is the County...

Community engagement case study: Farming

Farming is a way of the North Yorkshire Dales life - 2,683 people were directly employed in the rural land-based sector in 2017 (Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority). The industry has developed over the past 50 years and now digitalisation is an integral part of...

Community engagement update: How does MANY start to build a digital network?

Background The aim of the MANY project, which is funded via the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport £200million 5G Testbed and Trials project, is to improve the case for investment in rural connectivity. In order to do this, the project is testing more...

Community engagement case study: The Saddle Rooms

Bringing £1million per year to the local economy, The Saddle Room is integral to the local area. The hospitality business attracts visitors to stay in its on-site accommodation, eat in its restaurant, houses a wedding and conference facility and has an ethos to use...

Coverdale community engagement event announced

Following support from several parish councils and discussions with residents, the MANY project would like the opportunity to engage further with the community. To this end, the project is holding two online events for community members: Thursday 4th February 2021   ...

Case study: Remote learning in rural communities

As the UK enters its third lockdown in less than a year the digital divide between disadvantaged families and others has hit the headlines again. Most of the coverage has focused on the lack of devices some do not have access to. However, another issue exists – that...

Community engagement case study: Sam Lambert

The MANY project has heard from residents that young people are moving away because the rural location does not give them what they need. Having spoken to many people in the area, the project was keen to hear from young people who still live in the area. Sam Lambert –...

Community engagement presentation

The Mobile Access North Yorkshire recently held two community engagement meetings with residents of Coverdale. Accompanying this was a booklet giving further information about the project. The Community booklet is available to be downloaded. We know that some people...

MANY secures planning to connect North end of Coverdale

Mobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY) has secured permission from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to erect one of the masts, which will bring the latest technology – 5G – to the North end of Coverdale. The £6.4million project, which is part funded by the...

Interview with Cllr Karin Sedgwick, North Yorkshire County Councillor Middle Dales Division

Digital connectivity is a big topic in rural communities - whether you are for or against it - most have an opinion. The one person who hears the frustrations of those who do not have it is a Divisional Councillor for an area. Councillor Karin Sedgwick, is the County...

Community engagement case study: Farming

Farming is a way of the North Yorkshire Dales life - 2,683 people were directly employed in the rural land-based sector in 2017 (Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority). The industry has developed over the past 50 years and now digitalisation is an integral part of...

Community engagement update: How does MANY start to build a digital network?

Background The aim of the MANY project, which is funded via the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport £200million 5G Testbed and Trials project, is to improve the case for investment in rural connectivity. In order to do this, the project is testing more...

Community engagement case study: The Saddle Rooms

Bringing £1million per year to the local economy, The Saddle Room is integral to the local area. The hospitality business attracts visitors to stay in its on-site accommodation, eat in its restaurant, houses a wedding and conference facility and has an ethos to use...

Coverdale community engagement event announced

Following support from several parish councils and discussions with residents, the MANY project would like the opportunity to engage further with the community. To this end, the project is holding two online events for community members: Thursday 4th February 2021   ...

Case study: Remote learning in rural communities

As the UK enters its third lockdown in less than a year the digital divide between disadvantaged families and others has hit the headlines again. Most of the coverage has focused on the lack of devices some do not have access to. However, another issue exists – that...

Research update: Insight from Coverdale residents

Key to the success of the MANY project are the partnerships developed with the communities we work with. From the inception of the MANY project, we have put the needs of rural communities at its heart. By understanding the landscape, talking with local people,...

Community engagement presentation

The Mobile Access North Yorkshire recently held two community engagement meetings with residents of Coverdale. Accompanying this was a booklet giving further information about the project. The Community booklet is available to be downloaded. We know that some people...

MANY secures planning to connect North end of Coverdale

Mobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY) has secured permission from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to erect one of the masts, which will bring the latest technology – 5G – to the North end of Coverdale. The £6.4million project, which is part funded by the...

Interview with Cllr Karin Sedgwick, North Yorkshire County Councillor Middle Dales Division

Digital connectivity is a big topic in rural communities - whether you are for or against it - most have an opinion. The one person who hears the frustrations of those who do not have it is a Divisional Councillor for an area. Councillor Karin Sedgwick, is the County...

Community engagement case study: Farming

Farming is a way of the North Yorkshire Dales life - 2,683 people were directly employed in the rural land-based sector in 2017 (Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority). The industry has developed over the past 50 years and now digitalisation is an integral part of...

Community engagement update: How does MANY start to build a digital network?

Background The aim of the MANY project, which is funded via the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport £200million 5G Testbed and Trials project, is to improve the case for investment in rural connectivity. In order to do this, the project is testing more...

Community engagement case study: The Saddle Rooms

Bringing £1million per year to the local economy, The Saddle Room is integral to the local area. The hospitality business attracts visitors to stay in its on-site accommodation, eat in its restaurant, houses a wedding and conference facility and has an ethos to use...

Coverdale community engagement event announced

Following support from several parish councils and discussions with residents, the MANY project would like the opportunity to engage further with the community. To this end, the project is holding two online events for community members: Thursday 4th February 2021   ...

Case study: Remote learning in rural communities

As the UK enters its third lockdown in less than a year the digital divide between disadvantaged families and others has hit the headlines again. Most of the coverage has focused on the lack of devices some do not have access to. However, another issue exists – that...

Research update: Insight from Coverdale residents

Key to the success of the MANY project are the partnerships developed with the communities we work with. From the inception of the MANY project, we have put the needs of rural communities at its heart. By understanding the landscape, talking with local people,...

5G Explained: How MANY aims to deliver a 5G network in Coverdale?

5G is the next generation of wireless technology. It follows previous generations, which led to the launch of smartphones and, 4G, which enabled faster browsing, allowing us, for example, to watch videos on the move. Technology has moved on. Now 5G is being deployed...

MANY secures planning to connect North end of Coverdale

Mobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY) has secured permission from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to erect one of the masts, which will bring the latest technology – 5G – to the North end of Coverdale. The £6.4million project, which is part funded by the...

Interview with Cllr Karin Sedgwick, North Yorkshire County Councillor Middle Dales Division

Digital connectivity is a big topic in rural communities - whether you are for or against it - most have an opinion. The one person who hears the frustrations of those who do not have it is a Divisional Councillor for an area. Councillor Karin Sedgwick, is the County...

Community engagement case study: Farming

Farming is a way of the North Yorkshire Dales life - 2,683 people were directly employed in the rural land-based sector in 2017 (Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority). The industry has developed over the past 50 years and now digitalisation is an integral part of...

Community engagement update: How does MANY start to build a digital network?

Background The aim of the MANY project, which is funded via the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport £200million 5G Testbed and Trials project, is to improve the case for investment in rural connectivity. In order to do this, the project is testing more...

Community engagement case study: The Saddle Rooms

Bringing £1million per year to the local economy, The Saddle Room is integral to the local area. The hospitality business attracts visitors to stay in its on-site accommodation, eat in its restaurant, houses a wedding and conference facility and has an ethos to use...

Coverdale community engagement event announced

Following support from several parish councils and discussions with residents, the MANY project would like the opportunity to engage further with the community. To this end, the project is holding two online events for community members: Thursday 4th February 2021   ...

Case study: Remote learning in rural communities

As the UK enters its third lockdown in less than a year the digital divide between disadvantaged families and others has hit the headlines again. Most of the coverage has focused on the lack of devices some do not have access to. However, another issue exists – that...

Research update: Insight from Coverdale residents

Key to the success of the MANY project are the partnerships developed with the communities we work with. From the inception of the MANY project, we have put the needs of rural communities at its heart. By understanding the landscape, talking with local people,...

5G Explained: How MANY aims to deliver a 5G network in Coverdale?

5G is the next generation of wireless technology. It follows previous generations, which led to the launch of smartphones and, 4G, which enabled faster browsing, allowing us, for example, to watch videos on the move. Technology has moved on. Now 5G is being deployed...

Enhancing and supporting the next generation via 5G

‘Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation, rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development’. Not my quote, says Neil Mabbot, Coverdale resident who at 16 turned to the Army learning his trade with the...

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