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New Forest residents urged to 'Try 1 Thing' online this October

'Get Online' week runs 2 - 8 October, and this year, New Forest residents are being asked to Try 1 Thing and use the internet to do one thing they'd normally do in person at a council office, in a shop or chemist, or even over the phone.

Alison Talbot, Digital Champion co-ordinator for NFDC, says, "Almost everyone has heard about some of the ways the internet can help save money, save time, and make life easier and more fun. But if you're not confident using a computer, tablet or smartphone, or you've heard about some of the dangers of being online, it can be difficult to take that next step. But getting the most out of the internet doesn't have to be scary. We think that doing just one thing online is all you need to do to get started."

There are some free local events during Get Online week:

 Monday 2 Oct            New Milton library       10.30am - 12noon

Tuesday 3 Oct             Hythe library                 10am - 12noon

Wednesday 4 Oct        Totton library                10am - 12noon

Thursday 5 Oct            Ringwood library         10am - 12noon

Friday 6 Oct                Lymington library         10am - 12noon

Call 02380 285000 to find out more, or just come along.

New Forest District Council are teaming up with Learning in Libraries and the new library DOTS project , which can loan out IPads to learners. Claire Fetham from the DOTS project explains, 'There's lots on offer to New Forest residents to help people make the most of digital technology, Get on Line week is a good opportunity to come and find out what is available in your area''

For more information about Get Online Week events in the New Forest, contact New Forest District Council 02380 285000. To find other local events, call 0800 77 1234 and ask for help with digital skills, or visit


Published: 26 Sep 2017
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