News From Widenet

19/07/2021: National Lockdown Restrictions Ease

Entry to Our Workshop

From 19/07/2021 we will be open as normal, but with some precautions in place to continue to help minimise risks to our customers and staff from COVID-19. Where possible please contact us by telephone before your visit so that we can offer you a timed appointment.


This is because our workshop is a confined space and we will be trying to prevent too many people being in it at any one time. On arrival please knock and wait and our staff will attend to you as soon as possible - our policy is to request all visitors to wear a face mask unless exempt from doing so.


Onsite Visits / Remote Access Support

Onsite visits have resumed as normal and our staff may on an individual basis request that face masks are worn as well as requesting adequate ventilation is provided.

19/07/2021: Widenet Sign Removed from Front of Crown House.

Unfortunately owing to a complaint made by persons unknown to Test Valley Borough Council in late 2019, we (along with others) were required to take down our sign from the front of the building.


Whilst the complaint was not about us, it transpires that planning consent for signage had never been applied for by the owners and despite the fact that various businesses had been operating from these premises (without any issues being raised) for years, everyone was technically in breach of the regulations!


Despite requests for an interim agreement to be reached whilst the matter is resolved, TVBC have taken a hard line approach and it maybe some time before the wheels of progress have turned sufficiently, for more 'appropriate signs' to be put in place.

As of the date of this post our landlord is still negotiating/investigating options with TVBC in order to get 'compliant signage' agreed and put in place.