Computer Advice

We want to help all our u3a members to overcome their computer problems and to make members aware of the wide range of things that can be done using the internet.

Scout & Guide HQ (Computer Advice Centre)
Monday (apart from Bank Holidays, Christmas and Summer)
10.00 - 12.00
Coordinator:  Willem Wiechers - 01695 573744; email

Latest news regarding Computer Advice Reopening after the Coronavirus Restrictions  (and how to get help in the meantime)

Computer Advice sessions will restart in the Computer Room at the Scout & Guide HQ  on Monday 6th September. Sessions will only be on Mondays for now. You do not need to book but be aware we will only allow 2  clients in the room at any one time.

Until then, we may still be able to help with your IT issues, including smart phones, digital photographs, and especially with digital communications. A list of the names and telephone numbers of Computer Helpers is in the enews emailed to all members on Monday 31 May 2021.   You can phone anybody on the list, at any reasonable time. If no response, try another Helper. Alternatively email

Queries should be limited to those connected with software – including computer / laptop / tablet /smartphone problems,  digital photography issues, and, especially in these times, digital communication matters. (We are not able to deal with hardware problems.)

We do fully understand the government desire that we should strictly adhere to the ongoing social exclusion restrictions. It is therefore of vital importance that we can communicate with the outside world. So do please contact us if we can be of any help.

Computer Help in Normal Times

If you have a problem with your computer or you don’t know how to do something on it, and you need some advice, come along. If you have a laptop, tablet or smartphone, bring it along with you. We give personal one-to-one help on usage and problems including email and attachments, processing photos, security, computer networks, social networking  etc.

No appointments are needed. But please check availability over holidays periods such as Christmas, Easter and Summer.

For more information (or if you would like to offer any help), please contact Willem Wiechers on 01695 573744 or email on

Some on-line courses for you to try:

Learn My Way – making on-line learning easier.

Free  Home and Learn on-line tutorials.
All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don’t need experience to get started.

Open Learn – part of the Open University (offers many free on-line courses on a variety of topics).

FutureLearn – On-line courses offered on a multitude of topics by many universities meant for the general public.