Registered Charity Number 1164952

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Computing and Technology

Computer Group A suspended meetings in April and May in view of the Coronavirus pandemic. The situation has just been reviewed and it is clear that we cannot hold June meetings either. We will continue to review the situation in the light of Government advice and instructions and will update this page accordingly.

Computer Group B meetings are also suspended until June.

We currently meet in the church hall of St Peter RC Church on Higham Road, between the junctions with Hayway and Washbrook Road. (Go through the gate next to the pillarbox and the hall entrance is straight ahead at the end of the alleyway.)

There have been changes to meeting dates, as follows: we now meet on the first 3 Wednesdays and the 4th Thursday each month from 13:00 to 15:00, aiming to assist members with instructional and problem solving sessions.

Group A is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month working with PCs and Laptops running Windows, and is for users of all levels

Group B is held on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of the month working on Mobile and Technology products with Android / iOS. The first of these meetings is aimed at beginners and the second one at more advanced users.

Subjects and content for sessions will be scheduled on the Beacon calendar accessible from the home page of this website.

Parking - all those attending the computer group sessions may park free of charge for the duration of the sessions in the supermarket car park of Home Bargains directly opposite the church hall venue. If you are a member of the group please ensure we have a note of your vehicle details.

Group A details

This group is led by Jim and Maggie Morrison, covering Microsoft Windows.

Each meeting we plan to have a topic covered in a presentation, then a tea and coffee break, and finally a round the table problem-solving session. We find it helpful to do this as an open session so that other members can contribute and hopefully learn from the exchange.

Please bring your laptop and power cable with you. If you normally use a desktop computer please do not bring it! The group now has a laptop for use at the meetings by anyone in that position, but it might be useful to bring your own USB stick (flash drive) on which to save notes of what you learned.

We welcome computer users of all levels of ability.

Please remember that there is no such thing as a stupid question, only a stupid answer, and do not be afraid to ask.

Group B details - Mobile Technologies

This group is led by Alan Nixson.

Our program for 2019 will always be maintained in the group calendar on the home page of the website.

Each month will have an instructional session followed by practical applications and uses.

Refreshments will always be available during the sessions.

All mobile devices pads / phones / tecnology products can be brought along and used with fault finding as required on the day.

We always welcome new memebers of all skills and capabilities and intend to make the sessions educational and fun related.

Further details are being added all the time, so please check back.