What We Do

We meet and help each other, some members just come for a cup of tea and a talk, others get involved in the activities.   If you have a skill that you could share with the members either as a one-off formal lesson, or as by attending the meetings please let us know. 

Basic Computer Skills
We have members who have never used a computer before, or have a laptop but can only check their emails. We spend time understanding what they want to learn, and sit with them one to one and show them how to reply to an email, check their electricity bill, or join facebook.  Details

Woodworking
We have a small woodwork shop, which we are still developing and equipping.   This allows the members to work together on their own projects, or the group projects for the community.   We recently completed a large wooden sign for our local station

We have been approached by other local groups to build planters and benches, and the construction of fete games for the local fair.

 

Photography
We have several members who have an interest in photography, however they are also members of Stockport Photography Society, so we dont compete with them.   We do use their knowledge and skills to help us document our activities.   We have also helped each other to manipulate the images on the computer in the editing packages.

Community Green Spaces
We have identified a couple of areas in the Heatons that need some attention, apart from building benches and planters we will be getting our hands dirty clearing overgrown bushes, weeding and tidying them up. Details of these days will be in the events section as soon as they are known.

Advanced Computer Skills
We have a couple of members who are interested in website design (what do you think of this first attempt?), and coding. We also want to get involved in projects using raspberry pi etc.  We discuss these things, and help each other at quieter periods of the free 1 to 1 sessions on thursdays. Details