Make the most of Get Online Week in Stockport

‘Get Online Week 2017’ runs from 2 - 8 October and will see thousands of community events helping people make the most of the internet.

Would you or someone you know like to learn how to use the internet or improve digital skills? ‘Get Online Week 2017’ runs from 2 - 8 October and will see thousands of community events helping people make the most of the internet.

This year, the campaign is asking everyone to ‘Try 1 Thing’ - use the internet to do just one thing you’d normally do face to face or over the phone. It’s the ideal opportunity to try out the Council’s new online services or open a ‘My Account’ for personalised access to your council services.

Maybe you want to make an appointment to register a new birth? Do you need to apply for a school place? Do you want to report a faulty street light or blocked grid? Have your circumstances changed and you want to find out if you are eligible for benefits? The easiest way to contact your council is to visit the new website: www.stockport.gov.uk.

If you don’t have a computer or broadband or Wi-Fi at home all libraries in Stockport have free to use computers and Wi-Fi. If you want help with the basics of getting online, with accessing council services online or opening a ‘My Account’ call in to your local library and our staff will be happy to help you get started. There will also be internet taster sessions taking place at certain Stockport Libraries – just ask for details.

Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance, said: “As a Council we are keen to support Stockport residents to get online. There are so many benefits, from keeping in touch with friends and family, to saving money by getting the best deals or learning new skills for work or pleasure.“

“If you’re going to Try 1 Thing this week, why not open a ‘My Account’ and benefit from an easy way to access personalised information about your council services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”