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Welcome to Bilston
 
The Bilston On Line suite has it's origins in the form of a Millennium Project initiated for the Year 2000 Millennium Celebrations.  For this a small number of Computers were purchased and the original version of this website was created.  Later The Government launched The UK Online project.  Locally, the project was a partnership between Wolverhampton City Council and Wolverhampton Federation of Community Organisations. The partnership was awarded a total of £400,000 to set up projects in Community Centres across the City.  

The money was obtained from a bid to the New Opportunities Fund (NOF) and CMF funding. This Funding  finally ran out on March 31st 2006, following  considerable discussions and viability studies, The Management Committee of Bilston Community Association unanimously voted to maintain an I.T. facility in Bilston Community Centre this is run entirely at our own expense.  The UK Online Brand Name was retained for our I.T. facility until late 2007 when it was decided to drop the UK Online branding as we receive no support from this source, thus The Bilston On Line Suite came into being.

Following careful consideration of all the options open to us we have decided to bring the On Line Suite in to the mainstream of our activities.  Like all the other rooms in our centre use of the On Line Suite is available by pre booking only. Hire charges are currently £6 per hour (+ 15% Insurance Charge), Non-Members £10 per hour (+15% Insurance).

The New Bilston Online Centre (Part of Bilston Community Association) was officially opened on Saturday July 23rd 2011 by Lord Bilston - President of Bilston Community Association

Ever wondered what's inside your Computer? Watch this Video and find out. This video is on YouTube and can be viewed in Full High Definition if you have a fast broadband connection, caution if you have any download limits this is a large file so it could take you over your limit.

Technical Information

  • 8 Computers -  Running Microsoft Windows  10 Professional
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Google Earth Pro/Street view
  • Photo editing Software
  • Web page Design Software - Microsoft Expression Web
  • All with  DVD Writers
  • Broadband Internet via Virgin Media Cable ("Up to 152Mb service)
  • A4 Colour  Copier/Printer
  • Photo Printing by sp[ecial arrangement
  • If you have any special software you need to use please state this when booking,
    provided it is legal, and you can supply it we can arrange to install it for you. 
  • If you have any suggestions for Useful FREE Software let us know
  • Fast Wi-Fi available - password issued on request
 

System News

June 2016 we have just updated all our computers to Windows 10 and upgraded our Server together with a faster Broadband and improvrd WiFi this enables us to offer a better I.T. facility.

Despite significant cost being involved we are not increasing our fees this year! A list of software we currently have on our system appears below.

  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Standard
  • Chrome Browser
  • Cyberfox Browser
  • Google Earth Pro
  • 7 Zip
  • iTunes
  • Avast Anti Virus so you're safe Online
  • VLC Media Player
  • Foxit PDF reader
  • Microsoft Expression Web for creating Web Pages
  • Burn Aware for burning to CD\DVD

 

Bookings can be made via The Booking Officer as normal.          Email enquiries to enquiries@bilston.org