Young girl eating an ice cream cone

The summer may be coming to an end, but there’s just enough time for one last treat thanks to KCOM.

The broadband supplier is taking to the highways and byways of North Lincolnshire next week with an ice cream van to hand out free ice creams in the communities where it is building its new full fibre network.

Youngsters on their last week of summer holidays – and their guardians too – will be able to pick up a free 99 ice cream, complete with flake, or a non-dairy alternative when the van visits the North Lincolnshire towns and villages between Tuesday, 24 August, and Thursday, 26 August.

John Rooney, KCOM Retail’s managing director, said: “This is a perfect way to say thank you to the people of North Lincolnshire for being so welcoming during the past year.

“We’ve been busy all through the summer bringing ultrafast broadband to parts of the region that has been neglected by broadband providers for many years and we know that having construction works in your street isn’t always the easiest thing.

“But as we’ve rolled out our award-winning full fibre network in communities across North Lincolnshire, we’ve been heartened by the response we’ve received from so many people.

“KCOM Wholesale & Networks’ engineers on the ground have been made to feel welcome from Barton to Brigg, and from Scawby to Crowle, so this is a small gesture from us to the people of North Lincolnshire to say thank you.

“So, when you see our ice cream van, please don’t hesitate to have a free ice cream on us – and enjoy the rest of the summer.”

The KCOM ice cream van will be making four stops in Barton-Upon-Humber, one in Barrow and one in Goxhill on Tuesday, 24 August.

On Wednesday, 25 August, it will be making three stops in Brigg, followed by Hibaldstow, Scawby and Broughton.

And on Thursday, 26 August, the van will be stopping off at two locations in Crowle, followed by Haxey and Epworth.

For a full list of locations and times for the KCOM ice cream van check out the company’s Twitter account @KCOMhome and its Facebook page.

Ice creams will be served on a first-come, first-served basis with one ice cream per customer with an option of a 99 ice cream cone or a non-dairy vegan alternative.