Rural businesses and homes in villages and small towns around the Bridington and Driffield area can now access Internet Speeds of up to 20mb/ps despite not being near enough to a local exchange with fibre to the cabinet. This has been made possible by a substantial investment by Driffield based company L N Communications Ltd who promote the service through the trading name ilovebroadband.
This service is made possible through the creation of a fibre backed service which sends a wireless signal into local communities. Each property on the network has a small receiver secured onto their tv mast and a special router which can even run phone calls without the need for a landline and associated cost. This service is known as Voip and means calls between Voip users are free and chargable calls significantly reduced.
For further information either visit www.ilovebroadband.co.uk or call 0845 6435811.
From today, the Bridlington Community Resource Centre Newsletter will be running a Photo of the Fortnight competition.
We want your pictures in and around Bridlington and can be of anything from the seafront to a street view. Anything.
The winner will receive a £5 Tesco Gift Card this time, the prize will change every fortnight, and a mention with a copy of the photo in the BCRC Newsletter.
Anyone who emails a picture will automatically be added to the mailing list of the newsletter (as it’s electronic) and you can enter as many times as you like, as many different newsletter issues as you like, its up to you.
So get snapping and sending!!!
The email address to send them to is firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s the start of a brand new year here at the Bridlington Resource Centre, which therefore means new and exciting events and goings on.
There’s a new national campaign all about helping people to face their fears and get online. The Go ON – get more out of life online campaign runs from the 17th of January up until the 14th of February and aims to inspire people to make going online their new year’s resolution! The UK Online centre here has events and sessions running the whole way through.
We want to give people a chance find out how the internet could help them in everyday life – from getting on at work to keeping in touch with family and friends, exploring interests to saving time and money and there is a session made for everybody!
Being online can make a huge difference to your life. Everyone can learn, no matter what your background, age or experience.
Six reasons to get online:
- Save money – An estimated £560 can be pocketed over a year by paying bills and shopping online.
- Save time – Many tasks are quicker and easier online – getting a tax disc, online banking, paying bills, and getting the groceries!
- Stay in touch – The internet provides free and easy ways to keep in touch with friends and family… no matter how far away they are.
- Find jobs – 90% of all new jobs now require IT skills, and many are now advertised and applied for online. If you have computer skills you’re more likely to find a job… and you could earn 3%-10% more too!
- Stay up-to-date – The internet can be an instant source of news and information. You’ll find the latest TV listings, weather reports, and sports results from anywhere in the world.
- Enjoy hobbies and interests – Whatever you’re interested in, there’s a website out there for you.
Below is the Timetable of Events:
Get Exploring – learning the internet basics
Every day (except Fridays) 10am-4pm
Keep in Touch – Skype Session
Tuesday 18th January 10am-12pm
Social Network Workshop – Helping You Use Facebook etc
Thursday 20th January 10am-12pm
Get on at Work – Using the Internet to Find Work
Monday 24th January 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 26th January 2pm-4pm
Thursday 27th January 10am-4pm
Family History Session
Tuesday 1st February 10am-4pm
Saving Money Session – Using the Internet to Save
Wednesday 2nd February 10am-12pm
Saving Time Session
Thursday 3rd February 2pm-4pm
Monday 7th February 10am-12pm
Send an E-Card for Valentines Day
Wednesday 9th February 10am-12pm
Thursday 10th February 2pm-4pm
There will also be a prize draw for new learners and other events going on as well as refreshments at every event.
Please pass this information on to people who you know who maybe aren’t sure how to do certain things online to those who have no clue how to use a computer. There’s a session for everyone and it’s all FREE!!!!
Please, make sure you don’t drink and drive.
It’s a fact that drink driving occurs more around the Christmas period. Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. There is no foolproof way of drinking and staying under the limit, or of knowing how much an individual person can drink and still drive safely. Each person’s tolerance to alcohol depends on a range of factors such as weight, age, stress and yes even gender.
The THINK! strategy for drink driving is to remind all drivers of the personal consequences of drink driving, and that a drink driving conviction can ruin your life. They found that the long-term implications of drink driving, such as imprisonment or a criminal record, a 12 month driving ban or an endorsement that stays on your license for 11 years are much more shocking and compelling than the risk of crashing and harming themselves or others.
Their work with partners in the pub environment takes a different approach. It aims to improve the night of designated drivers by providing them with soft drink offers and other benefits during their night out. I’m a tea-totaller and have benefitted from these offers before, since I’m the designated driver on most occasions. Diet Coke all the way!
Some people may say that it’s boring not to have a drink over the Christmas period after your last day at work or a few in the pub on Christmas Eve, but then the inevitable question of “How will I get home?” and “How will I get the car home otherwise?” ensues.
Yes, taxis do cost more this time of year, but the cost is far less than what can possibly happen if you decide to take the car home yourself.
Imagine the embarrassment of having to tell people why you’re not driving. Saying you’ve been banned because you were over the limit makes you look like a total idiot and I have no qualms about saying that.
Tea-totalling on a night out isn’t boring either. I take great joy in making fun of people for their drunken antics the night before and I always have photographic evidence as most of my friends will agree (and hate me for). A hangover is far too much effort, especially on Christmas Day. Who wants to wake up on Christmas morning with the smell of dinner throughout the house and it making them sick? Where’s the fun in that?
Now, I’m not a kill-joy. I have no problem with my friends drinking, but drink driving is a serious problem.
This is a subject that is hugely close to my heart and I would hope that anyone that reads this takes into consideration that drink driving could not only ruin your life, it could cost someone else theirs.