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Councillor visits community kiosk

Councillor Birch and Mrs Elfrieda Czaap

Our community kiosk at Sandhurst Day Centre was visited by Cllr Dale Birch who, along with staff and local residents discovered all it had to offer.

Following a successful bid to the Social Care Digital Innovation Programme (SCDIP), which challenged councils to come up with innovative ideas to use digital technology to respond to challenges in local areas, four kiosks were purchased to allow residents to connect with local groups.

The interactive screens, part of the council’s Warm Welcome Programme, will help to bring our online community map to people who do not have the internet at home or who are not confident in using it. The kiosks will help to highlight some of the huge range of different community groups, societies, clubs and activities available in Bracknell Forest, and users will be able to see information specific to their local area. They will also enable users to access telephone numbers for our friendly social prescribers, who can help connect people if they need further support with finding or contacting groups.

Alongside Sandhurst Day Centre, the other kiosks are currently located in Boundary House Surgery, Sandhurst Group Practice in Owlsmoor, and The Oaks and Hollies Children’s Centre, where visitors and residents can try them out.

On visiting the kiosk at Sandhurst Day Centre, Cllr Dale Birch, Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing, said:

“It’s a real privilege today to see one of our community kiosks in action. These kiosks will be a vital lifeline for our residents, helping to connect people with their community and all Bracknell Forest has to offer in a simple, accessible way”

In order to maximise the use from the community kiosks, they will be moved to different locations across the borough over the coming year.