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The government wants your views on adult learning

Have your Say! Informal Adult Community Learning Survey 

What is this survey about?

It is part of the Government’s review of informal adult community learning (IACL). It is gathering the views of individuals rather than organisations.The government wants to hear your views on the kinds of learning that you would like in your local area and/or workplace and how you would like to have your say or get involved.

Charities lose £4m to faster internet plan

Published: 08/09/2011 08:12 – Updated: 08/09/2011 08:11
Chris Havergal

 Losers included a youth bus, a carers’ network and projects which tackled homelessness, child obesity and domestic abuse.

Four million pounds which was promised to good causes across Cambridgeshire will be diverted to deliver superfast broadband.

County council leader Cllr Nick Clarke said the project was “vital” for quality of life and business but the decision sparked criticism since the authority said it was prepared to borrow to provide speedy internet.

The cash was earmarked for charities, voluntary groups and council projects under a system called local public service agreements (LPSA), but was withdrawn by the Government last year with only half of the £9 million fund distributed.

Students teach life-changing IT skills to the elderly

Watford Grammar School teens go the extra mile with community IT classes

It mightn’t be every teenager’s idea of holiday fun, but three community spirited students from Watford Grammar School have spent much of their summer break teaching life-changing IT skills to the elderly.

Fifteen-year-olds Seb Walker, Anojan Ratnarajah and Conor Foster held a series of term-time IT workshops at the Holywell Community Centre earlier in the year as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.