Clarborough & Welham IT Group is opening again!

by | 9 June 2021 | Education and Learning, Hobbies, Retford

Back to work! Well, maybe not exactly but Clarborough and Welham IT Group are thrilled to be opening their doors to new and ‘traditional’ learners who want to get a better grip on their computer and online experiences as well as meet new friends in a COVID-secure environment.
Clarborough and Welham IT Group have been (prior to the lockdowns) providing Windows computer-based learning experiences for many years and pride themselves in responding to class members’ needs – Gardeners’ Question Time opens all classes. These open-ended sessions provide members with opportunities to raise issues or ask questions on any topic (well, anything to do with computers!) that they feel necessary. Such questions often trigger follow-ons from other group members and even wider extensions from others that sometimes lead into completely new areas.
Tutor Greg’s planned lessons always have supporting worksheets – sometimes several – so that members can explore topics back at home.
Their group has wide experience in the so-called open source movement, which in practical terms means applications that are free to users – they don’t promote or ‘push’ applications which are going to cost members. At the same time, they also explore how these open source applications can replace but also interface with such well known apps as Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop.
Clarborough Village Hall is a single storey, easy access, building with ample free car parking. It also has a free wifi network, so classes explore a wide range of online topics – from emails and how to deal with attachments through to effective and efficient searching with the likes of Google. This has even extended into use of Google Translate to effectively communicate across dozens of languages.
Greg comes from a teaching career and also tries to keep lessons light-hearted, in fact occasionally quite off-the-wall. Go along and get involved! Book one of the group’s Windows 10 laptops or take your own. Classes run in Clarborough Village Hall (DN22 9LN) on Tuesdays (1.30pm to 3.00pm) or Wednesdays (10.00am to 11.30am), with the next five-week ‘block’ resuming w/c 21st June.
For more information or to book your place, contact Greg on 01777 700918 or email
Clarborough & Welham Community website ( has class dates through to July 2022; just follow the Local Groups>IT Group from the main menu.