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Drop-ins

Need some free help or advice?
Why not call into one of our popular Drop-In Centres, held at a number of locations in the area? On hand will be a number of our volunteers, with experience in Windows, Apple and Android products, who should be able to help you find a solution to your problem. Some are held weekly, others once a month depending upon demand and usually last between 2 or 3 hours. They are run by volunteers who give up their time to share their knowledge amongst the community and offer you a chance to get one-to-one support to resolve your problem.  We are always on the look out for new locations to hold our drop-in sessions so if there isn’t one in your area please contact us and see if one can be ararnged.

Some of these centres are also used as venues for our training courses.

All venues are wheelchair accessible.

Map Location Address Day and Time
The Healthy HUB
at the Civic Centre
more details
St Peter’s St
St Albans
AL1 3JE
1st Wednesday
of the Month
9:30 – 12:00
Marshalswick Baptist
Free Church
more details
Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick,
St Albans
AL4 9QL
Thursdays
13:30 – 16:00
St Albans Islamic Centre
more details
145-147 Hatfield Road
St Albans
AL1 4JY
1st & 3rd Saturday
of the month
14:00 – 16:30
The Salvation Army
more details
Leyton Green
Harpenden
AL5 2TG
Wednesdays
10:00 – 12:30pm
The Harpenden Trust
more details
90 Southdown Road
Harpenden
AL5 1PS
Thursdays
10:00-12:30
London Colney Community Centre
more details
29 Caledon Rd
London Colney
AL2 1PS
Thursdays
9:30 – 11:30
London Colney Islamic Centre
more details
174 High Street, London Colney,
AL2 1JY
2nd & 4th Saturday
of the month
14:00 – 16:30
St Leonards Church
more details
High St,
Flamstead
AL3 8BS
1st Wednesday
of the month
10:30 – 12:30
Rebourn Parish Centre
more details
The Park,
Redbourn
AL3 7LR
Mondays
14:30 – 16:30
Wheathampstead Library
more details
19 Marford Road
Wheathampstead
AL4 8AY
2nd & 4th Tuesday
of the month
14:30 – 16:30

 

My Laptop seems to be running slowly…
I
Can’t access my iCloud account….
Where have all my photos gone?…
How do I use Google Maps?….
Should I get a new iPad?…
Is there a course I could go on?

When things go wrong or you just have a question, drop in to a Drop-In. It’s free, although we always welcome donations.

If you want to talk about the courses we run, times, dates, locations; we will also be able to assist you in finding the best course to suit your needs and skills.

 


Courses

As with the Drop-Ins, our courses are held in a number of different locations around the area. Locations are chosen for a number of reasons but principaly for their suitability and accessibility for both able-bodied and disabled students. Status of accessibility for wheelchair users is provided but if you are a wheel chair user and find that accessibility is not what you expect then let us know and we will see if the situation can be rectified. Using different locations means there will be somewhere you can get and we swop days and times to increase the availability of the courses. All are run by volunteers who give up their time to share their knowledge amongst the community. Details of planned and current courses can be found on the Course Timetable page or the Find the Right Course page.

Location Address Wheelchair access
Harpenden Indoor Bowling Club more details Waldegrave Park, Aldwickbury Crescent, Harpenden AL5 5S
Harpenden Library more details 27 High St, Harpenden AL5 2RU
Marlborough Science Academy more details Watling Street, St Albans AL1 2QA
Hertfordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes, Wheathampstead more details 29 High St, Wheathampstead  AL4 8BB
Marshalswick Baptist Free Church
more details
Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick,
St Albans AL4 9QL
The Salvation Army
more details
Leyton Green
Harpenden
AL5 2TG

 

We currently hold our training courses at a number of different locations in St Albans and Harpenden. The following map shows their exact location. Cursor over the markers to see more details of the venue,  you can also click and hold and drag the map to move the markers back into the viewport.

 


Venue Details

Some of these sites are also used for drop-in sessions, so if you are thinking of trying a course you can always pop into a Drop-In  first and have a chat with one of our volunteers and see what is involved.

St Albans Civic Centre

The HUB

St Albans Civic Centre

Drop-in sessions are held at The Healthy HUB, the Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, AL1 3JE

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Drop In times are:
The 1st Wednesday of the month
from 9:30am – 12:00

The DropIn session on Wednesday 7th Feb will finish at 11:30.

Access: Enter through the main entrance with a ramp from the pavement if necessary. The Healthy HUB is to the right.

GETTING THERE
Bus: Many buses stop in the nearby Town Centre, serving Harpenden, Watford, Luton, Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City
Train: St Albans’ Railway station, with trains to and from London and Luton is just under 1/2 mile walk away
Car: There are a few spaces for Blue Badge holders behind the Civic Centre/Alban Arena. The Civic Centre Car Park (pay & display) is open to the public from 10:00. A Senior Citizen permit, allows up to 2 hours parking within any of the St Albans City and District Council owned Car Parks, is available for £40 per year. more details here

Drop-In sessions are free but all donations are welcome, enabling us to continue to operate.

Your Computer Friendly Team at the HUB:

David

Chris

 

 

 

 

Marshalswick Baptist Free Church

DropIn sessions are held at the MBFC, Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick, St Albans, AL4 9QL

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Marshalswick Baptist Free Church

Drop-in sessions are held at Marshalswick Baptist Free Church
Every Thursday
from 1:30pm to 4:o0pm.

The Church is also used at other times for our Courses.

Located in Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick, St Albans, AL4 9QL near to the Quadrant shopping Area. If you’ve time to kill, lots of nice coffee and charity shops plus a pharmacy. Click HERE for a list of shops.

 

Getting There
Bus: Routes 653 and S3 stop at the Quadrant.
Car: Please do not use the carpark next to the church. There is parking in the nearby Quadrant Shopping Centre which is time limited – take care and read the signs carefully! There is also a small free car park about 50m past the church – recommended.

Drop-In sessions are free but all donations are welcome, enabling us to continue to operate.

Your Computer Friendly DropIn Team at MBFC:

Carol

Chris

David

Brendan

Dave

Harpenden Indoor Bowling Club

Harpenden Indoor Bowling Club

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Harpenden Indoor Bowling Club (HIBC), Aldwickbury Cres, Harpenden, AL5 5SA, is located off Waldegrave Park.

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Classes are held in the club meeting area – see photo (right) – and are usually in small groups, with a Tutor and an assistant. Depending upon the course, the classes usually run for 2 hours. There is plenty of free car parking in the area immediately in front of the club.  The nearest bus stop is in Aldwickbury Crescent; it serves routes 307 and HA1.

Access: Entrance is through the front door with an ramp from the pavement. All rooms are on the ground floor as are the toilets (no steps)

GETTING THERE
Bus: The following buses stop close by in Aldwickbury Crescent: 307 & HA1
Train: Harpenden Railway station, with trains serving London and Luton, is 1.2 mile walk away (less than 25 minutes).
Car: There is a large free car park immediately in front of the club.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army, Harpenden

The Salvation Army Hall, Leyton Green, Harpenden AL5 2TG, is situated near the entrance to the Waitrose Car Park.

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Drop-In times are:
Every Wednesday from 10:00 – 12:30

This venue is also used for courses.

It is not necessary to book and we can help on a first come, first served basis. If one of our volunteers thinks it is appropriate, they will tell you how to book a one-to-one at a later date.

Access: Entrance is through front door, up stairs or lift to upper level then turn left into the Café

GETTING THERE
Public Transport
Bus: The following buses stop close by:  Routes 45, 307, 321, 357, 366, 610, HH1 and HA1.
Bus Stop: The George PH is less than 5 mins from the venue.
Train: Harpenden station, with trains serving St Albans, London and Luton is just under (1/2 mile) walk away.
Car:  There is a small car park at the rear of the building, off Amenbury Lane. Walk round the pathway to the left of the building to the front door.
There is also parking in the Amenbury Lane car park, and some on-road parking.

Drop-In sessions are free but all donations are welcome, enabling us to continue our work.

Your Computer Friendly Drop-In team at the Salvation Army:

Peter

John

Carol

Nick

Chris

The Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans

Marlborough Science Academy – image courtesy Google Maps

Marlborough Science Academy – image courtesy Google Maps

The Marlborough Science Academy, Watling Street, St Albans, AL1 2QA is located just off Watling Street (A5183).

Access: Courses are currently held in room B1, in the Brunel Building.

GETTING THERE
Public Transport:
Bus: The following buses stop within 5 minutes::  Routes 321, 601, 724 & S5
Train: St Albans Railway station, with trains serving London and Luton, is just under 1mile away. Abbey Station, serving Watford, is within 1/2 mile.
Car: There is a small car park in front of the Brunel building

London Colney Community Centre

LCCC is situated at 9 Caledon Rd, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1PS

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Drop-in sessions are held on
Every Thursday
from 9:30am – 11:30am
It is not necessary to book – just Drop In!

Getting There
Bus: Routes 84, 200, 338, 356 and 357 run through London Colney.
Car: There is a large car park

Drop-In sessions are free but all donations are welcome, enabling us to continue to operate.

Your Computer Friendly Drop-in Team at the Community Centre:

Rob

Jean

Carol

David

Chris

St Leonards Church, Flamstead

St Leonards Church

St Leonards Church is situated in the High St, Flamstead, AL3 8BS.

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Drop-in sessions are held are held in the Giles Room on the
1st Wednesday of the month
from 10:30am – 12:30pm

It is not necessary to book – just Drop In!

Bus: Routes 34 and 46 stop close by, outside or opposite The Three Blackbirds
Car: Parking is allowed on the High Street and other local streets within a couple of minutes’ walk
Access: Follow the path from the High Street next to the Spotted Dog. St. Leonards is wheelchair friendly, with entry via the main north door. Once inside the church, turn right at the nave to enter the St Giles Room

Drop-In sessions are free but all donations are welcome, enabling us to continue to operate.

Your Computer Friendly team at St Leonards:

Chris

Barry

London Colney Islamic Centre

London Colney Islamic Centre

The London Colney Islamic Centre,
174 High Street, London Colney, St Albans  AL2 1JY, is situated on the High Street near the roundabout with White Horse Lane

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Drop-In Session Times:
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

The first DropIn in 2024 will be: Sat 13th Jan

GETTING THERE
Bus: Routes 84, 200, 338, 356 and 357 run through London Colney.
Car: There is a free car park at the Co-op in White Horse Lane (turn right at the roundabout, coming from St Albans)

Drop-In sessions are free but all donations are welcome, enabling us to continue to operate.

Your Computer Friendly team at the London Colney Islamic Centre:

Akhtar

Wheathampstead Library
Wheathampstead Library is situted at
19 Marford Road, Wheathampstead AL4 8AY
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Wheathampstead Library

Drop-in sessions are held on the
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
from 2:30pm – 4:30pm

It is not necessary to book – just Drop In!

Getting there

Bus: Routes 304, 357, 366, 610, 612 and 811 stop outside St Helen’s Church, Wheathampstead
Car: Disabled + one other space at front, plenty of free parking at the rear.
Access: The building is wheelchair accessible from all parking.

Drop-In sessions are free but all donations are welcome, enabling us to continue to operate.

Your Computer Friendly team at Wheathampstead Library:

John

Jean

 

Zoom – What is Zoom?

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We used ZOOM for a few courses during Covid when face-to-face was not possible. We continue to offer it for some Microsoft Office courses.

ZOOM is a web-based video conferencing tool for desktop, tablet or mobile devices that allows users to meet online, with the ability to see and hear – if you want to. ZOOM users can to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform. ZOOM offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across a variety of operating systems: Windows, Mac (Apple), Linux, iOS and Android.

Not familiar with ZOOM? Just tell us when you enrol on the course that you plan to attend and a tutor will help you get prepared over the phone.