County Council award free laptops to community organisations

Warwickshire County Council’s Community Computer Scheme has once again been a success with a total of 126 laptops being awarded across the County. In the north of the County – 68 recycled laptops have been awarded – 41 in Nuneaton and Bedworth and 27 in North Warwickshire.

The awards were made after community groups, charities, voluntary organisations and Town & Parish Councils across Warwickshire were invited to apply for a free laptop in support of the services they provide to communities. This is now an annual scheme provided by the County Council to help support such organisations.

Some of the successful applications include:

Fillongley Scout Group; Hartshill Community Library; Ansley Village Allotment Society; North Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch; North Warwickshire & Coventry Dyslexia Association; Hargreaves Narrowboat Trust; Bedworth Heath Community Centre; Barnardo’s; Stockingford Community centre; Nuneaton and Bedworth District Mencap Society.

An event was held at Nuneaton Town Hall on 3rd November where over 40 people turned up to collect their laptops. The successful applicants were able to meet with County Councillors and discuss the work of their organisations and were congratulated for the important work they do in serving local communities. Applicants also met with team members of the Warwickshire County Council Community Safety and Locality Working Service and heard about the services offered by the team.

Cllr Jeff Clarke, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Environment said “We have received very positive feedback from the community organisations who have received our recycled laptops and they are putting them to very good use across the county. Technology plays a key part in delivering community services and I am pleased we are making these resources available to support our worthy community-based organisations.”