Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

We’re stronger together

Our website is funded & managed entirely by Clarborough & Welham IT Group

 IT Group
website design software

Version 2.57
Site last updated on
May 2018

Want local IT tuition - to improve your personal use of IT or improve your employment skills? Clarborough & Welham IT Group have classes on Tuesday afternoons (13:30-15:00) and Wednesday mornings (10:00-11:30). Classes tend to focus on beginners although more advanced users are also catered for by our team of tutors.

For more or to enrol see contacts at foot of this page. Our IT Group’s dedicated website has much more including calendar of classes through to July 2019.

Clarborough & Welham IT Group have been providing computer-based tuition for a decade and are now one of the biggest providers of computer tuition in the area. Based in Clarborough Village Hall, the Group provides sessions designed for absolute beginners through to more accomplished IT users. Prices are kept low to provide maximum access - see our dedicated website for more details. [Below] gives a feel for our use of the Main Hall which gives comfortable ‘elbow room’ and caters for increasing demand - and access by our team of tutors.

Open-source software
Our IT Group is a keen advocate of open-source software which not only provides software suites that are completely free to users but also applications that interface ‘seamlessly’ with commercial products from the likes of Microsoft and Apple. For more on the open-source movement, see the Wikipedia article here...

Applications currently in use both in our office and also our learning suite include:

    Firefox web browser - a full office suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, database and drawing applications that is compatible with Microsoft Office. We use Apache OpenOffice to produce our sister publication, Clarborough & Welham Newsletter.

    Libre Office is a ‘fork’ from the original OpenOffice programme and provides an alternative to Apache’s application having some advantages.

    Thunderbird e-mail client (however, we advocate webmail such as Gmail to our members making ‘client’ software redundant).

    Gimp image editor - by the way, meet Wilbur, Gimp’s mascot!

    Audacity application for recording and editing sounds

To learn more about these applications, for download links and the whole open-source movement, take a look at Clarborough & Welham IT Group’s dedicated website.

The IT Group’s website also includes details of their programme of classes for Absolute Beginners and those a little Beyond Beginners together with application procedures.

For more details or to enrol on our IT Group’s programmes, get in touch with Greg on (01777) 700 918 or e-mail