Rotherham Council leader promotes the internet

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Rotherham Council Leader Chris Read took to the streets to help residents get online.

As part of Get Online Week - the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign - Councillor Read visited Rotherham’s mobile library to talk to users about the benefits of the internet.

He said: “For those of us who are online all the time, it’s hard to imagine life without the internet.

“But there are many residents who could still benefit from the ease of internet banking, online shopping, keeping in touch via Facebook - or accessing council information and services. For those people the council can help them to find out what it’s all about.”

The council’s Customer Access Manager, Rachel O’Neil, said: “Whether you want to read books electronically or get online for council services through the Your Account system, you could be doing it all online.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even touched a computer before or if you already know a bit - this is your chance to give computers and the internet a go.”

Get Online Week is managed by Tinder Foundation, a not for profit social enterprise which helps of thousands of people to use the internet every year.