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Council’s online bus wins national digital inclusion award

Posted on - 24th January, 2012 - 2:30pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Council

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A mobile bus which aims to get the people of Preston online has won a national award.

Preston City Council’s CitizenZone vehicle takes to the streets to teach people who to use computers, browse the web and send emails.

The vehicle won a Public Sector Digital Award for ‘best use of IT to build a fairer society’.

The CitizenZone scheme has become so popular places now have to be booked by local residents to use it.

Councillor Matthew Brown, cabinet member for community engagement and inclusion, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and reflects the hard work and dedication that the team has put in.

“This kind of innovative service is helping all of Preston’s communities in becoming digitally inclusive.”

The council delivers the IT training in conjunction with tutors from Preston College.

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