Computer Centre

Egerton Computer Centre telecottage2
Run by villagers for villagers, for beginners and experts alike

Would you like to help?

We are open Saturday mornings from 10am until 12am

At the Computer Centre you can:

  • Drop in and send emails
  • Meet other local computer users
  • Learn how to use computers
  • Enjoy special interest sessions
  • Research your family history
  • Get your problems solved
  • Internet, word processing, spreadsheets
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Virus removal

Or just have a cuppa and chat

Hire The Computer Centre

It is possible to hire the facilities of the computer centre for a day or part of a day at a reasonable cost. There are 4 flat screen computers and an Instructors PC loaded with Windows 10 and other popular software, as well as a projector and screen to aid teaching. There is a small kitchen area to make tea or coffee and other refreshments are available from The Barrow House public house nearby.  For more information on hiring call our administrator on 01233 756332

For more information contact 07990 574214 or ask for a leaflet from instructor @ egerton-kent.co.uk

 

We Need your help

YOUR COMPUTER CENTRE NEEDS YOU!

 

Egerton Computer Centre started life in Egerton in 1999 under the title of the Telecottage – the name was derived from a government initiative to encourage the setting up of information centres in rural areas. It was an integral part of the building of our new Millennium Hall. A few years later, Richard King managed to find some funds which allowed us to triple the size of the accommodation.

From the start, the centre has been run entirely by volunteers and in the early days full classes were run in a room with twelve computer stations.   There is very little call for this kind of service now and we have changed the remit to cover a ‘one to one’ system to cover individual problems.

We now only open on a Saturday morning (not bank holiday weekends) between 10am and 12 noon where anyone can call in for help, enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat. You can bring your own laptop or use one of our computers. We have photocopying and laminating facilities and you can research your family tree for a small fee.

However, our bank of volunteers has diminished, especially over the last two years and we are struggling to keep open for even this small amount of time. Our aim is to ask volunteers to cover just a maximum of one Saturday morning each month with a very flexible rota. Would you be able to help?

This assistance can be in several areas:

Anyone without computer experience but who would be willing to make tea and coffee for visitors. These helpers will always be ‘on duty’ with a volunteer who has good technical knowledge.

  1. Anyone who has some knowledge of computers; either using software such as Office or Photoshop, etc. You would be joined by another volunteer with technical experience and a ‘coffee maker’.
  2. And anyone would be welcome if they had a broad knowledge of computing, perhaps already working in the industry or are a proficient enthusiast. These helpers too would always joined by a coffee maker.

We would love you to come and have a chat about how the Centre is run. Why not call and see us one Saturday morning for a coffee; perhaps we might be able to persuade you to join our team!