Contact: Norman Shaw
Bassetlaw Action Centre
Canal Street
DN22 6EZ
Telephone: 01777 709650

Course Details – WEA

The WEA offer a wide range of training courses from Introduction to Digital Skills to Patch working classes.

For more information and details about courses or to enrol students should call 0300 303 3464 or register online here:

Course Details – Clarborough & Welham

Our IT Group bases much of its time around so-called open source applications (‘apps’ to geeks!) which include LibreOffice, OpenOffice and Gimp in particular.

In computing terms, open source licences allows the source code used to create applications to be freely available for users to share, modify or develop. For day-to-day users this means that these applications are free so come to our group to get your copies!

LibreOffice and OpenOffice are equivalents to Microsoft’s Office and include apps equivalent – and compatible with – Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and so on. They will sit and work alongside Microsoft’s Office with no problem.

All of these open source applications run on our IT Group’s Windows 10 laptops or those that class members bring themselves. These applications also come in versions that run effortlessly on Apple Mac computers although our IT Group currently lacks a really experienced Mac tutor – please do get in touch if you’d like to volunteer!

IT Classes get underway again in Clarborough Village Hall (DN22 9LN) in mid-September (w/c 13th September) in our usual weekly slots of either Tuesday afternoons (13:30-15:00) or Wednesday mornings (10;00-11:30). They always start with a ‘Gardeners Question time’ so members can set priorities. Fees will be £25.00 for five weekly classes of either one of the above times.

Clarborough Village Hall (DN22 9LN) has a modern wi-fi system to which IT Group members get free access so classes also spend time exploring the vast range of facilities available from the internet such as efficient searching, problem solving as well as facilities such as language translation – the list is endless!

For more information or to book your place, contact Greg on 01777 700 918 or

For much more about our group, go to Clarborough & Welham’s community website:   Local Groups ► IT Group section