Get online and love the benefits
We’re offering free training sessions for people who want to do things online but don’t know how or where to start. So far with our partners, 1139 Chorley residents have completed digital skills training/courses in the last 12 months.
Having digital skills and being active online provides great opportunities and benefits. You can search for information, keep in touch with friends and family, book cheap holidays, find the best energy deals, access health and public services and improve employability skills.
We as a council are also making greater use of digital services to improve efficiency and ultimately save council tax payers money. To make the most of this, residents need to know what services they can access online, how they do it and what the benefits are.
For example, many of our services can be accessed online such as:
• Reporting a missed bin collection
• Ordering a new bin
• Paying your council tax
• Viewing a planning application which may impact on your home
• Ordering a parking permit
• Applying for housing benefit
• Reporting dog fouling/fly tipping/litter/graffiti
• Reporting damaged play equipment
• And so much more
We’re giving people the opportunity to learn how to use the internet so they can learn to love it and in turn live with its great benefits of doing things online, safely and securely.
With our partners, we organise regular beginners' sessions in community venues across the borough. We can start with the absolute basics and you can learn on our laptops/tablets or bring your own if you have one.
You can find where and what time the current sessions are by clicking on the document in the ‘Download it’ section on the right of this page.
The training sessions are free – you can book your place by phoning 01257 515151 or, if you already have internet access, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org