Last updated 17-08-2018
The computer network server has now been installed. We have managed to obtain charity versions of Microsoft Server 2016 to try and make the systems pretty bullet proof so that members can use the PCs without worrying that they might cause damage.
We also have 2 copies of Fusion 360, probably the leading 3d parametric program for designing items that can be made on the 3D printer which now seems to be working well, copies of Microsoft Office 365 and are hoping to get a copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional. All in all a total of about for £600 for a fraction of the price.
Nothing much else is breaking at the moment that hasn't been covered elsewhere on this site:
We have received confirmation from Asda that the Token Scheme for the period January to March has now started and we are one of the good causes.
Can you all please spread the word around to family and friends, it could be worth £500 to us! So it is important that you ask for your token when shopping in ANY Asda store and as long as you put it in our slot in the Newgate Lane store they will all count.
On 1st December County Councillor Fred Birkett kindly drew our Grand Christmas Draw in Fareham Precinct
More details of the prizes are available here. Many thanks to him for his time and also for arranging a grant from Hampshire County Council that enabled us to purchase a table saw and some dust extractors (stationary vacuum cleaners to suck the dust away from the machines) that we needed to finish building the Shed extension, to Hayley at One Community for her help in arranging the use of the Precinct and to the Precinct management team for granting permission.