Getting to grips with the internet

Joseph Bulmer

FREE opportunities to get online are being offered at the Whiddon Valley Community Centre in Barnstaple.

The Forches Community Association is a registered UK Online Centre Partner and as part of a nationwide event will be running courses

from 1pm-3pm on Monday, October 31 and throughout that week, except Friday.

There will be two one-hour sessions each day. People are asked to pre-book, but anyone who wants to just drop in at these times will also be welcome.

The event named Give an Hour aims to encourage people to see what they can get out of going online and how they can be helped.

Aaron Streat, project manager at the community association,said: The sort of things we will be helping people with are the basics of using a computer and accessing the internet; keeping in touch with family and friends; saving money and time; finding out your family history; keeping abreast of sports and news; job hunting; healthy living; banking and shopping online.

All these sessions are free and after people have attended they will be welcome to return as often as they want to a regular internet cafe and computer training every weekday morning.

Visitors to the sessions will receive one-to-one help, plus free tea, coffee and snacks.

Contact 01271 372396.