14 April 2015

Parking PayByPhone among IT sessions on offer

Council libraries staff will be showing residents how to register online to pay for parking by telephone – among other handy IT skills. 

Knowing how to do this becomes increasingly useful from May when the council starts to remove half the city’s coin-operated parking machines.  Some machines will remain, and payment can also be made in certain shops bearing the PayPoint logo.  Older phones as well as smartphones can be used to pay.

Background is on the council’s website

Library staff are offering citizens help with their own digital devices. Anyone can come along with their own mobile phones, ipads and laptops to get help using them.

Tips available also cover texting, using the internet, getting an email address or using Facebook – as well as PayByPhone.

Drop in sessions:

April 20-26 at Jubilee Library, 10am-1pm

Monday April 20 at New Larchwood Café in Coldean (opposite Coldean Library)  2-3.30pm  

Friday April 25 at Saltdean Library, 2-5pm 

Also, Brighton & Hove City Council's library service needs volunteers.

Do you have the skills to become an IT volunteer for the library?

If you:

Know how to use a computer & the internet
Have knowledge of Windows 7, Excel and other office programmes
Are familiar with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter
Can navigate and ipad or iphone or android phone
Can offer three hours or more every week at a city library...

Then you could help residents get online. To apply email: library.volunteering@brighton-hove.gov.uk.