With regard to Mitcheldean/Longhope, I think most if not all of the build is done? I watched it on one.network some weeks ago - and looking at Thinkbroadband's map, it is shown as live across Mitcheldean and Longhope.
I would contact both Gigaclear's build-care team, and Fastershire, by e-mail and ask what's causing the delay. I doubt you will get any useful response but it might just wake somebody up. If you have the POT ready to fibre up then Gigaclear are losing money by not connecting you.Interesting! I had the fibre laid to my house (on the A40) last February, but Gigaclear keep saying no, come back another day.