February 14, 2011
MP supports campaign for increased Internet usage
MP has made a special visit to the town's UK Online centre where
she has praised its work in helping more local people to use the
Tessa Munt visited the Burnham Area Youth Centre in Cassis Close
on Friday (February 11th) where she met some of the UK Online
team and its users.
She heard how one in five adults across the UK don't use computers
or the Internet and that a nationwide UK Online campaign is currently
underway to inspire them to get change that.
Tessa chatted to some of the centre's existing learners and also
met some of the new visitors getting to grips with computers.
She told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a real pleasure to meet
people at the BAY centre, and I am always impressed by how friendly
and dedicated the staff are, and how easy they make it for people
to take their first steps online, or just learn something new.
The BAY Centre is a great resource for the Burnham area, and a
great way for people to get into technology and get started online."
The centre's co-ordinator, Mike Lang, added: "We know from
experience that anyone and everyone can get more out of life being
online. The fact is that people dont use computers and the
Internet for their own sake they use them to do the things
they do anyway, but more quickly, more cheaply and more often."
"Were delighted at how many people made going online
their New Years resolution, and were looking forward
to welcoming back some of the visitors who came through our doors
for the first time. It doesnt matter if youve never
used computers before, or if you already know a little bit, were
here to help. Dont wait for next New Year - you can pop
in and pay us a visit any time."
The BAY Centre is among over 1,500 UK Online centres across the
UK. To get in touch, call Mike Lang on 07889 815860.
Tessa is pictured talking with Mike Mansfield , Ken Liddel, centre
volunteer Andrew Jackson during her visit