Digital Hubs

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What are the digital hubs?

Here at North Kesteven District Council (NKDC), we recognise the fact that our residents are often being told ‘you can do that online’ but not everyone has access or skills to be able to do just that.

In several locations (listed further down this page), NKDC run FREE weekly community digital hubs (with the valuable help of volunteers) that can help any resident get on line and guide them once they are there. There are also community run hubs we know about listed below.

For more information on where and when the groups run, take a look below.

NKDC Hub locations and opening times

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Sleaford

Where: Riverside Centre, New Life Church, Riverside Shopping Centre, Sleaford, NG34 7PD

When: Every Tuesday from 10:30am - 12:00pm 

Cost: Free

Osbournby

Where: Osbournby Village Hall, London Road, Osbournby, Sleaford NG34 0DP

When: Every Tuesday from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cost: Free

Metheringham

Where: Metheringham Library and Community Hub, High St, Metheringham, Lincoln LN4 3EA

When: Every Wednesday from 10:30am - 12:00pm 

Cost: Free

Heckington

Where: Heckington Methodist Church Hall, Church Street, Heckington NG34 9RF

When: Every Wednesday from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cost: Free

Ruskington

Where: Ruskington Methodist Church, Chapel St, Ruskington, Sleaford NG34 9DX

When: Every Thursday from 10:30am - 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Waddington

Where: Waddington Community Hub, High St, Waddington, Lincoln LN5 9RF

When: Every Thursday from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cost: Free

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Community hubs

There are also "community hubs" providing a similar service, but unaffiliated with North Kesteven District Council. This list will be updated as we become aware of more. This information was correct at the time of publication.

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Timberland community digital hub

Where: Timberland Community Market, Timberland village hall, LN4 3RZ

When: One Thursday each month; please see the Community Facebook page for upcoming Hubs.

Contact: Paul on: 07990 933682 for further details and to confirm date/time of sessions

Sleaford library computer help

Where: Sleaford Library, 13-16 Market Pl, Sleaford, NG34 7SR

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Contact: Please see the Better website for further information on Sleaford library including contact information.

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Upcoming closures

  • Summer break - Closed between 12th August 2024 - 30th August 2024.

What can we help with?

At the Digital Hubs we help people with all sorts of questions and queries relating to their devices. All of our staff and volunteers are proficient IT users who are able to help with a wide range of issues, some of the most common are:

  • Setting up and sending emails
  • Video calling
  • Accessing services online, such as NHS and council services
  • Online shopping
  • Safety and security online
  • Using apps effectively
  • And much more

Where possible, please bring along your own device, this could be a laptop, tablet or smart phone. We do have a tablet available to use, but we find people get most benefit from being supported on devices which are familiar to them. If you don’t have a device, but are interested in learning, we would encourage you to still come along as there are projects we are working on in partnership with other organisations where we can loan devices to people who do not have them for a limited period of time, depending on eligibility criteria. 

Please note, that whilst all our staff and volunteers are proficient IT users and will be able to help with most issues, most of us are not IT experts or IT professionals, just people willing to help and support others navigate their way around the digital world. 

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