Julian continues to closely follow the efforts to restore television service after the fire at the Bilsdale transmitter on 10 August. Weather conditions have now caused a delay to the final installations needed to allow the temporary transmitter to broadcast. Consequently, it is now expected that the temporary transmitter will go live between 13 and 19 October rather than the initially expected 5 October. Once live, the transmitter will restore service to 90% of the households that have been impacted.
Julian absolutely appreciates that this will be frustrating and disappointing news for many people, particularly the elderly, and he will – of course – continue to represent constituents and follow developments closely. For more information from Arqiva, the transmitter operator, about the situation please use the link below:
Additional advice can be found via Freeview on 0800 121 4828 or by visiting their website: