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Digital plan gets online thumbs up
Monday 29th June, 2015

A steering group made up of public and private sector businesses working towards getting Wigan Borough online has been shortlisted for a digital award.

The Digital Leadership Steering Group was set up to tackle digital exclusion and improve residents and businesses digital skills is up for the North West Partnership Award at the North West I Made a Difference Awards.

The group also leads the Digital Inclusion Taskforce and the Digital Business Network to deliver Wigan’s Digital Strategy which aims to boost digital skills across the borough.

And thanks to a public vote the group has been shortlisted for the award and will find out if they have been successful at an awards evening on 6th July in Manchester.

It is through successful services such as working with Halifax and Lloyds Bank to encourage people to sign up as digital champions as well as to encourage residents and businesses to sign up to the Go On Digital Skills Charter.

Councillor David Molyneux, Deputy Leader of Wigan Council, said: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for this award which recognises the great work through projects like the Wigan Digital Strategy are making to day-to-day lives.

“As a council we are leading by example by encouraging people to get online as part of The Deal. And we are supporting our Wigan Works campaign by increasing access to superfast broadband to businesses to make sure Wigan Borough is at the forefront of technology.

“We will be keeping our fingers crossed for success next month at the awards.”

To learn more about how you can get help to get online visit www.wigan.gov.uk or call 01942 489009.

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