Monday, 23 October 2017

Bureau to replace monitors

HENLEY Citizens Advice Bureau is to replace its 10 computer monitors thanks to a council grant.

Councillor David Nimmo Smith, who represents Henley on Oxfordshire County Council, has donated £1,000 from his Big Society budget.

Bureau director Tom Fox said: “The existing devices are the old, small, square type (most of them donated), which are unsuitable for our new client case management software that uses a widescreen format. Our volunteers spend many hours a day on these systems and would benefit from a more ergonomic work environment.”

Cllr Nimmo Smith said: “I am happy to continue to support the CAB. We have got to make sure that the volunteers get more out of their dedication than strained eyes and sore backs.”

County councillors each receive a budget of £10,000 which they can spend on community-led projects in their divisions. Last year, Cllr Nimmo Smith gave £1,500 to Henley Football Club and he has given grants to the Millie’s Dream appeal, Henley Youth Centre and the Nomad youth and community project in the last two years.

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