Computer and tablet courses in January 2014

Crosspool Forum is helping organise three more courses to help those less confident using computers and tablets build their skills. They take place on different days, starting the week commencing 13 January 2014 at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane.

Beginners course
Learn how to us an iPad/tablet. Starts Tuesday 14 January 2014, 10am–12pm.

Moving On course
This course is suitable for those who attended the ‘iPad/tablet for Beginners’ course or who already have some knowledge of iPads/tablets. Starts Friday 17 January 2014, 10am–12pm.

Internet & Email course
Learn how to create an email address, surf and navigate your way around the internet. Starts Monday 13 January 2014, 1pm – 3pm

An iPad or laptop is provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you have one.

All courses are held at St John’s Scout Hut, Benty Lane, Crosspool, S10 5NF and cost just £10 for the whole course.

For further Information on any of the courses, or to book a place contact Yvonne or Saima on 0114 250 0613/yvonne.m@heeleydevtrust or Crosspool Forum Chairman Ian Hague on 07713 687 955/crosspoolforum@fsmail.net.

Free home computer tuition for housebound; tablet course postponed until January

Over the next six weeks expert (DBS checked) tutors will be on hand to deliver free tuition sessions, either with iPads or internet-ready laptops, to the homes of housebound/lonely/isolated people, or those suffering from ill health.

The aim of the project is to break down loneliness and isolation by helping people:

  • stay in touch with friends and family
  • order shopping
  • save time and hassle and money dealing with online public services
  • access health websites
  • keep the mind active
  • look up hobbies and interests on any subject from gardening and cooking to knitting.

For further information please call Sue or Saima at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 2500 613 or email crosspoolforum@sfmail.net.

Meanwhile, the tablet/iPad classes, advertised to start 29 November 2013 in the Benty Lane Scout Hall, will now start 10am on Friday 13 January 2014.

An Introduction to the Tablet course starts on Friday 25 October

A new course in Crosspool will give an introduction to using a tablet, such as the iPad. It has been designed to help people get the most from this increasingly popular technology.

The course lasts five weeks, starting 10am on Friday 18 25 October at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane, Crosspool. Each session is two hours long.

It costs £35 or £10 for people in receipt of certain benefits. iPads are provided, but you can also bring your own tablet.

If you are interested in registering for the course, or know someone who might be, please contact Yvonne at the Heeley Development Trust on 0114 250 0613; Ian at Crosspool Forum on 07713 687 955, or you can just turn up at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane, Crosspool at 10am on Friday 18 25 October 2013.

Note: the start date of this course has changed from 18 to 25 October.

The Real Food Club launches in Crosspool

A new food club to help people to eat healthily launches on Wednesday 29 May in Crosspool.

The Real Food Club is designed to be more than just a slimming club. It encourages people to make small changes to their diet to give big results. You don’t even have to be looking to lose weight to join.

The Real Food Club launches in Crosspool
The Real Food Club launches in Crosspool

Each family-friendly session includes:

  • Weigh-in or measure (private from others)
  • Education session or outside speakers
  • Group discussion on the week- optional to join in
  • Menu plan
  • Two recipes
  • Unlimited email and phone support

Come along on a Wednesday night from 8:15pm to Hallam FC, Sandygate Road. The first session is just £3 and after that it is £5.50 a session.

The club is run by Hannah Bailey from Wise Choice Nutrition. Hannah is a qualified nutritionist with three years experience of helping people lose weight and lead a healthy lifestyle.

She set up the Real Food Club to offer an alternative for people dissatisfied with current weight loss clubs and looking for something which would give long term benefit.

For more information visit www.the-real-food-club.blogspot.com or email info@wisechoicenutrition.co.uk or call Hannah on 07912 556470. You need to book the first session.

You can also follow The Real Food Club on Facebook and Twitter.

New computer course starts on 4 June

Do you know anyone in Crosspool who is learning to use computers or who has not used one before?

Crosspool Forum and Heeley Development Trust are organising a computer course to show people how to save money, shop online, have fun and keep in touch with friends and family.

The five-week course starts on Tuesday 4 June 2013 and runs between 10am and 12pm at the scout hut on Benty Lane. It is free if the participant is on benefits, otherwise it costs £10.

To reserve a place in a class or find our more information, call Heeley Development Trust on 0114 250 0613.

New computer courses start on 4 June
New computer courses start on 4 June

Computer courses enrolment day on 8 April 2013

Do you know anyone in Crosspool who is learning to use computers or who has not used one before?

Crosspool Forum is organising more computer courses to help people build their IT skills. Enrolment is on Monday 8 April 2013 between 10am and 12pm at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane.

Following this, different courses for beginners and the more advanced are expected to take place on Mondays 10am-12pm and 1-3pm.

A laptop is provided and a projector is used to display lessons on to a large screen.

To reserve a place in a class or find our more information, contact Ian Hague on 07713 687 955 or Maxine on 0114 250 0613. You can also email crosspoolforum@fsmail.net.

Computer courses enrolment day on 7 January 2013

Do you know anyone in Crosspool who is learning to use computers or who has not used one before?

Crosspool Forum is organising more computer courses to help people build their IT skills. Enrolment is on Monday 7 January 2013 between 10am and 12pm at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane.

Following this, different courses for beginners and the more advanced are expected to take place on:

  • Mondays 10am-12pm and 1-3pm
  • Tuesdays 10am-12pm
  • Fridays 10am-12pm

A laptop is provided and a projector is used to display lessons on to a large screen.

To reserve a place in a class or find our more information, contact Ian Hague on 0114 335 1674 or Maxine on 0114 250 0613. You can also email crosspoolforum@fsmail.net.

Computer courses start again in September

Four new National Open College Network (NOCN) computer courses are starting next month in Crosspool. The topics for this term’s courses are:

  • Desk top publishing
  • Computers For Beginners
  • Internet and Emailing
  • Computers For Everyday Life – Absolute Beginners

More details are on the poster below, including the start and expected finish dates for each course.

Perhaps you have a friend or relative who would be interested in building their confidence on a computer? Anyone wishing to join any of these courses should contact Ian, Crosspool Forum, on 0114 335 1674 or email crosspoolforum@fsmail.net.

Computer courses start again in September
Computer courses start again in September

Computer Course Registrations on Friday 6th January 2012

Do you know anyone in Crosspool who is a learner with little confidence or who has not used ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) before?

If you know someone who is having difficulty getting to grips with word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, or using the internet and sending emails, why not suggest that they book a place on one of our two-hourly classes?

A laptop is provided and a projector is used to display lessons on to a large screen.

The Crosspool Forum’s next computer courses, for beginner’s and the more advanced, are scheduled to run for a 10 week term from January 2012. Registrations, 9.30am Friday 6TH January, St Columba’s Church Hall, Manchester Road.

To reserve a place in either class, please contact Ian Hague on 0114 335 1674 or crosspoolforum@fsmail.net

Download the Summer 2011 Crosspool Clarion now

The new edition of the Crosspool Clarion is going to press and will soon be falling on the doormats of all Crosspool households.

Crosspool Clarion Summer 2011
Download Crosspool Clarion Summer 2011 (PDF, 1.5MB)

The latest issue includes:

  • HGV Sat Navs
  • New local Councillor
  • Tapton Academy
  • Pupil wins award
  • Lydgate Lane closure
  • Centenary Walk
  • Spring Clean
  • Hallam FC anniversary match
  • Mobile Library Service Cut
  • Royal Wedding Street Parties in Crosspool
  • Computer Course
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Open Meeting Minutes

Download Crosspool Clarion Summer 2011 (PDF, 1.5MB)

Some back issues of past editions of the Crosspool Clarion are also available to download.

The Crosspool Clarion is the official newsletter of Crospool Forum. It is a free, quarterly publication, with over 2,500 copies delivered to local households.

If you are a local business then you may wish to consider advertising in the Clarion. It is a great way to reach over local households. Contact Clarion editor Ian Hague for more information.

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