Latest News

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,...

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...

Digital communication – a game changer for all

THE rate of acceleration in innovation over the last century, compared to the previous 3,000 years, is meteoric. Middleham resident Neil Mabbott believes communication is one of most important beneficiaries of this innovation. “My own introduction to telecoms, other...

5G – connecting the most challenging locations

 It seems that being unconnected from 5G will become a major disadvantage, says Neil Mabbott, a Middleham resident who preaches across Coverdale who has over 45 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. I’ve heard said that “it’s always been like this’ and...

Digital connectivity – available for everyone

This year our lives have been turned upside down and have moved, in the majority, online. In towns and cities, where there is a reliable broadband and 4G data network this transition happened successfully.  However, in the North Yorkshire Dales, some areas have...