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New internet cafe launched in Swinton

Gwen Butt, of Swinton on the new laptops at Honey Pot Cafe, Swinton. Picture: Andrew Roe

Gwen Butt, of Swinton on the new laptops at Honey Pot Cafe, Swinton. Picture: Andrew Roe

A free internet cafe has been launched in Swinton.

Swinton Civic Hall has been equipped with the latest wifi equipment and it is believed this is the first cafe of its kind in the town.

The Communitas organisation provided funding for the scheme and tutors will be available to support residents by teaching basic computer skills.

Cafe manager Ann Cobb, 59, of Kilnhurst, said she was delighted the project has finally got off the ground.

She said: “It has taken a lot of hard work but the internet cafe has now been launched.

“People can come in and enjoy a cup of tea coffee and a cake and have a go on our computers.

“We get a lot of elderly people in and its about helping them to get up to date with modern times.

“There will be people here to show them how it works.

She added: “We get a lot of regulars into the cafe and this is something new we can offer them.

“It is never too late to learn a new skill.”

Visitors will be able top update their CV, apply for jobs, find the cheapest energy tariffs or just enjoy contacting their family and friends online.

The internet cafe is open Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 2pm.

Coffee, tea and cakes are served during normal cafe opening hours from Monday to Friday, between 10am and 2pm.

 

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