Get Online Week returns 14-20 October 2019

One lady holding card saying Get Online Week 14 - 20 October 2019, another lady sat at a computer

[l-r] Jo Tatton from Leominster Library and Councillor Trish Marsh © Chas Breton

Get Online Week, the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign returns to Herefordshire this month.

Running from 14 to 20 October 2019, Get Online Week aims to help people get started using the internet and computers by offering free training.

Herefordshire Libraries and the Fastershire broadband project are offering a series of free training for local people across the county. Workshops are taking place in Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury and Kington libraries on topics such as staying safe online, using smartphones and tablets and sending emails:

  • Hereford Library – Introduction to the internet – Monday 14 October, 11am-1pm
  • Kington Library – How to use your smartphone – Tuesday 15 October, 10am-12pm
  • Ledbury Library – Introduction to email - Tuesday 15 October, 4-6pm
  • Leominster Library – Staying safe online – Thursday 17 October, 10am-12pm
  • Ross Library – How to use your tablet – Tuesday 22 October, 5-7pm

For more information and to book a place, contact or visit the nearest participating library.

Councillor Trish Marsh, the Herefordshire Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Economy and Skills with responsibility for the Fastershire project, said:

“We’re delighted to support Get Online Week again this year because it’s vital that people feel confident and safe to go online.

“The internet offers so many benefits, particularly for rural communities, from keeping in contact with family and friends to paying bills online, and through Fastershire we’re ensuring more and more parts of the county can access faster broadband and develop the skills to use it.”

Fastershire offers similar workshops each month as part of the project’s digital inclusion programme, FasterCommunities.

Libraries operated by Herefordshire Council also offer free wifi and free to use computers to access the web and use email. 

For more information about training and support provided by Fastershire visit www.fastershire.com

Published: Thursday, 10th October 2019