North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging more people to do more on-line "and save an average family home around £560 a year."
Get Online Week (15 to 21 October) aims to get as many people as possible using the Internet.
In North Lincolnshire, 21 per cent or 27,398 adults have never used the Internet and continue to miss out on the huge social and financial benefits it can offer.
You can do a whole range of things on-line through the council’s website at www.northlincs.gov.uk – from paying bills, applying for jobs, reporting your concerns, or simply finding things.
The council is running a series of free taster sessions at libraries across North Lincolnshire between Monday 15 and Friday 19 October, or call 0800 77 1234 to find a free local Internet taster session.
If you know someone who is missing out on all the benefits the Internet can bring, help spark their love of the web.
Find tips and tools to support you, watch inspirational films as famous faces show how they use the web, and places to volunteer by joining the UK’s growing network of digital champions at www.go-on.co.uk/champions.
Councillor Neil Poole, Cabinet Member for Policy and Resources at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The list of things you can do on-line is endless. In a world of changing technology, you really can’t afford to get left behind. The Internet is a powerful tool to getting your business done, whether you are a business or resident, it really does open up a whole new world. Not only that, you can save hundreds of pounds by switching to online as opposed to using the more traditional ways of communicating.
“It’s easy to use and if you are a first-timer, pop along to your local library for a free taster session to help get you started and see for yourself the huge potential the Internet has.
“The council does a lot of its business on line and I would encourage you to give it a go.” You really have nothing to lose.”
Free Internet taster sessions are running at libraries across North Lincolnshire.
Those relevant to the Brigg area are:
Monday 15 October:
Broughton – 9.15am to 11.15am
Thursday 18 October:
Brigg – 9am to 1pm
Brigg Library is now one of those enjoying wifi provision.
Below are some examples of what you can do on-line with the council:
- Pay your council tax and business rates
- Buy tickets e.g. Normanby Hall Country Park season tickets and Plowright Theatre
- Pay for school meals
- Pay for building control e.g. inspection notices/plans/inspections/regularisation certificates
- Pay parking fines
- Apply for a job, student discount and single resident discount
- Apply for assessment of care needs for vulnerable people
- Register for shopmobility/disability
- Apply for an allotment plot
- Register your dog
- Register your food premises
- Apply for a salt bin/skip permit/scaffold licence
- Apply for a licence – caravan site, dog breeding or animal boarding establishment, hackney carriage
- Report change of address
- Report change of circumstances, e.g. for benefits
- Report abandoned vehicles, dog fouling, fly-posting/tipping, graffiti, littering, noise, smoke, public health pest
- Register food premises complaints
- Register highways concerns
- Register alleged planning breaches
- Report a missed waste collection
- Look up your waste and recycling collection dates
- Find adult education courses
- Find birth, death and marriage certificates
- Find schools
- Find the business directory
- Find the public register of environmental permits
- View the historic image archive
- Access on-line library services (including catalogue)
- See the clubs and societies register
- See the traveline journey planner
- Find out about recycling centres