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Preston CitizenZone sessions return to help Ingol and Fishwick get online

Posted on - 10th February, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Ingol, Preston Council, Preston News, Tanterton, What's On in Preston
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The CitizenZone bus is due to be out and about

Do you know someone in Preston who needs help getting online or using their computer?

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The CitizenZone bus is touring the city once more to give those who aren’t making the most of online access.

Preston City Council says 20 of the award-winning sessions take place in Ingol and Fishwick during February and March.

Cabinet member for social justice, inclusion and policy, councillor Matthew Brown, said: “There are so many financial savings to be made when people use the internet. Not forgetting other benefits like connecting with people and being more in control.

“Companies now put much more information and services on their websites and non users could be missing out.

“These sessions are great as you can learn so much in the 10 hours you have on the CitizenZone vehicle. It’s a great, friendly environment as everyone is in the same position.

“In difficult economic times for many, this is one of a number of initiatives the council is promoting to ensure more people have every opportunity to increase their income – in this instance by gaining the confidence to go online.”

The sessions, which must be pre-booked, run at the following venues:

Tanterton Village Centre:
Tuesday 23 February, Tuesday 1 March, Tuesday 8 March, Tuesday 15 March, Tuesday 22 March

Acregate Lane Club:
Thursday 25 February, Thursday 3 March, Thursday 10 March, Thursday 17 March, Thursday 24 March.

On each of the days a morning session (9.30am-11.30am) and an afternoon session (12.30pm – 2.30pm)

To book a session Debbie or Stephen can be contacted on 01772903404.

The CitizenZone won two wards in 2012, the first in the Public Sector Digital Award for ‘Best of use of IT to build a fairer society’ and a BT ‘Get IT Together’ award.

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