Later learning is buzzing at Beehive

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Beehive Mills Resource Centre in Hebden Bridge has secured funding for further free courses for the local community.

The centre, opposite the Co-op in Hebden Bridge town centre, which is a not-for-profit organisation, has been providing training and a space for training since 2013 and has so far delivered free courses benefiting over a hundred learners in the Calderdale area.

The most recent funding has come from The Big Lottery Fund and is supporting six free courses in subjects as diverse as creative writing and how to use Photoshop.

Neale Myers, chair of the voluntary organisation, explained: “We are committed to lifelong learning and want the whole community to benefit from this fantastic resource.

“We are delighted to have received the Big Lottery Funding which has meant that we can offer so many free courses which are both educational and can also help the learners to find or return to work. The courses are for adults of all ages and we aim to help our learners develop new IT skills, to become independent and confident in the full range of online activities and to develop their artistic interests and creativity.

“We expect the courses in January to be booked up quickly and we are taking names at the moment in a first come first served manner.”

The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. They are responsible for giving out 40 per cent of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes .

Five free courses are running in January at Beehive Mills Resource Centre. All of the courses are two or two and a half hours per week for five or six weeks, and include Blogging for Beginners, The Magic of Photoshop (Photoshop for Beginners), Creative Writing and Computers Don’t Byte, a course designed for people who want to improve their ICT skills.

For further details of courses and dates , telephone 01422 846934 and leave your contact details. The resource centre training room is available to hire and details of this and all of the courses can be found at