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Caithness News Bulletins November 2003
COMMUNITY COUNCIL COLLECTS COMPUTER
6 November 03
The scheme involves organisations receiving free computers, which are surplus to the Councilís requirements. The computers have become surplus as the result of the Councilís programme of updating their Information and Technology capability.
Councillor David Alston, Chairman of The Highland Councilís Renewing Democracy & Community Planning Select Committee
presents a free computer to Jean Lipa, Thurso Community Council.
900 recycled computers have been donated by Fujitsu, via the Mobius
Councillor David Alston, Chairman of The Highland Councilís Renewing Democracy & Community Planning Select Committee said: "Opportunities are increasing week by week for Community Councils and other community groups to access information from and communicate with The Highland Council, the Scottish Executive and many other bodies. These 900 computers will not only help with the day to day administration of community groups Ė they have the potential to help keep communities on-line, in touch and in control."
All computers provided through the Council, Mobius and Fujitsu partnership have modems, are internet ready, and are loaded with basic software. They are of a reasonable specification, and have been safety checked and tried and tested prior to despatch.