Also on this page.....Digital
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE
CHAIN is 35 years old next year and Ron Rowland is producing:-
The story of CHAIN
We need your help please for additions, errors, etc.
There is a copy in the Library and you can download a pdf version of this
and save it to your computer for reading later...Don’t print it as it
is 45 pages long.
Internet Explorer Browser, Right Click here to download to your computer,
in the pop up panel choose 'Save Target as ' choose where you want it on your
computer. I always save to the Desktop and then move it later if needed For
Firefox browsers Left click, when open go top left,click on FILE and then
choose 'Save Page As'.
Please send your bits quoting the page number to Ron at :-
cc it as well to:-
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DIGITAL SWITCH OVER IN FEBRUARY 2012
Your local contact has written the article below.
David Thorpe is a key member of CHAIN
DIGITAL SWITCHOVER HELP SCHEME
In West Berkshire we receive our terrestrial television signals
via the main transmitter at Hannington. The ANALOGUE signals from this transmitter
will be switching over to DIGITAL in a two stage process on the 8th and 22nd
There is an important BBC “SWITCHOVER HELP SCHEME” which has been
well-publicised but there will still be many people who do not understand
what Switchover is about and these are likely to be people who need help from
their community. The “SWITCHOVER HELP SCHEME” will include installation
and support for one year and will cost £40.00 or will be free of charge
depending on the individual circumstances.
The Community Council for Berkshire is supporting the local roll-out of the
Switchover Help Scheme and your volunteer for Hungerford is DAVID THORPE who
will coordinate the recruitment of SUPPORTERS in the local community, in order
to spread this message and ensure no-one gets missed out.
SUPPORTERS will ideally come from the local Hungerford
organisations that are most likely to be in a position to recognise those
in the local community who may need support. People such as local postmen,
shopkeepers, publicans, priests, as well as employees at doctors surgeries,
dentists, clinics and members of organisations such as W.I. Royal British
Legion, Probus, Tuesday Club and the many other clubs and leisure facilities
that play an active part in Hungerford’s community life. A full range
of leaflets and posters will be available.
Those most at risk will likely be:-
People with sensory, mobility and/or dexterity impairments
People who have a learning disability
People who have experienced mental health conditions
People who do not have English as a first language
People who are socially isolated
David will be coordinating, performing and supporting local presentations,
discussions and “question and answer” sessions to those organisations
in the town who would have contact with the people from the groups who are
most at risk. This is primarily a communications exercise to ensure that 100%
of our population in the local community are able to achieve a trouble free
switchover to this new digital technology.
If you feel you could help in identifying these people at risk and would be
prepared to become a SUPPORTER please contact
DAVID THORPE on:-
Tel: 01488 685080 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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