People in North Warwickshire are being encouraged to check out their local community hubs.

There are twelve hubs in the Borough offering free computer use and access to key organisations through a free phone.

Arley Community Hub have recently changed their opening hours and want people to know that they are now open Tuesday 9 – 12, Wednesday 9 – 1 and Friday 9 – 12.

Based inside the Arley and St Micheal’s Community Centre on Gun Hill, the hub also has special video conferencing equipment where people can speak to someone at the North Warwickshire Borough Council contact centre and scan in their documents at the same time.

Hub Spokesperson Michelle Black says “the hubs provide some great services, which some people don’t even know about. We want 2016 to be the year local people support these services and pop along to have a look and get involved in some of the activities.”

Some of North Warwickshire’s hubs also run community cafes, computer and job clubs and family history groups.

At Arley there is an arts and crafts group which meets on a Wednesday morning.

The group gets together to try out different things. Recently they tried making things out of salt dough. They get together once a week to have a chat, try new crafts and have a cup of tea.

Pamila has been going along for the past year and has made lots of interesting things. She says “While at the group, I knitted a Christmas jumper for Vic Minnet of BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. I enjoy coming to the group, it is good fun and gets me out of the house. I find crafting very therapeutic.”

Arley Hub Arts and Crafts Group

The group is open to anyone, just pop along on Wednesdays 10 – 12pm. There is a community café which is also open on a Wednesday, running alongside the group, so you could pick up something tasty to eat while you are there.

If you are struggling with your computer or tablet at home, there is also the tweeters group on a Tuesday morning. An experienced volunteer is on hand to give you help with any computing issues to show you what to do on a tablet.

For details about all of the community hubs in North Warwickshire, you can visit www.northwarks.gov.uk

For more information about Arley, you should call 01675 542753 or email enquiries@arleycommunitycentre.co.uk.