Council gives computers to community groups
4 October 2007
Thirty-six computers will be given to Christchurch community groups by the City Council tomorrow (Friday, 5 October).
"These desktop computers have reached the end of their useful life for Council requirements and become surplus to our needs," says Council’s acting Corporate Services Manager Chris Kerr.
"The 36 computers being given to community groups tomorrow are the first of what will be the on-going disposal of surplus Council computers to organisations which provide an invaluable service in our community."
Mr Kerr says this is just another way Council is able to support the community groups which help Council to build strong communities within Christchurch.
Expressions of interest for the computers were recently invited from community groups. Council Community Support staff have worked to identify those groups with the greatest need within the community and which will benefit from having a computer.
Mr Kerr says selling the computers would have netted the Council a minimal return. "It was felt it was more appropriate to offer the computers to our community."
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