Grand launch for Ingoldmells net hub

The official launch ceremony.

The official launch ceremony.

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The community of Ingoldmells will now be able to surf the internet together after a new hub was officially launched on Friday.

Many guests, school children and more arrived for the grand unveiling ceremony at St Peter and Paul’s Church Hall, where Lincolnshire County Councillor for Ingoldmells Rural, Colin Davie, declared the site open.

Organisers behind the project were thrilled to finally have it up and running after they successfully overcame a few technical hurdles during the project’s earlier stages.

“It’s fantastic to finally have it open. I’m glad we were able to find a solution to the internet issue and I hope it will be a great hub for the community to use,” said group chairman, Maurice Darnell.

Early technical issues and inadequate internet speeds placed the £29,600 National Lottery funding the group gained into jeopardy, as time was running out for work to begin under funding guidelines. But a solution was found in the form of satellite technology, which will provide fast speeds.

The hub offers free courses to help villagers get up to speed and gain the benefits of using computers and the internet.

It is also hoped the group can partner up with housing associations, job centres and colleges to help those in need get online.

For further details call 01754 873716.