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Five things you might not know you can do online

In an increasingly digital world it’s never been more important to be able to use the opportunities that technology offers, the possibilities are endless.
While lots of people have access to the internet and use a PC, tablet or smartphone, some people still don’t. The good news is there’s free access in your local library.

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You might also be able to surf the net but the thought of paying a bill online or using web chat terrifies you. If you need some extra help learning, which we can also help. Find out more about our digital champions, who offer free courses in local libraries.


Get Online Week helps to encourage everyone to improve their digital skills and try just one thing online.

Here’s a few things you might not know you can do online – why not give it a try?

If you’re after concessionary fares and a bus pass, did you know you can simply and quickly place an order online? You can save your time and energy by doing the request online rather than traveling in person to fill out forms, which means you can focus on things that you’d rather be doing.

If there’s a pothole in your area that needs fixing you can sit on your sofa and report the pothole online. Go to our website, provide the relevant details and our road maintenance team will assess it and you can even track the outcome online. Even better, you’ll spend less time driving around the offending hole or damaging your car.

Join our #LitterlessCornwall campaign and say no to litter by taking a pledge, or sign up to a community clean up. You can also report fly tipping, a missed bin collection or dog fouling through our website. Who wouldn’t want to save the planet from their front room?

It’s free to join your local library and once you’re a member, you’ll have access to the latest newspapers and books (including audio books) online. As you build up your skills navigating the net, you’ll be able to borrow and return items without ever having to leave home!

With autumn here, gardens need a bit of extra attention and you need to get rid of that all those leaves and garden waste. If you’ve been taking your garden waste to a household waste and recycling centre, why not sign up online for a garden waste subscription and for a small fee we’ll come and collect your garden waste on a regular basis.

For more information on national Get Online Week, which runs from 15-21 October 2018, visit the Get Online Week website.