VOLUNTARY and community groups in Rossendale are being offered a series of free training courses and workshops.

The sessions will take place at the Mary Hindle Resource Centre in Bury Road, Haslingden.

A cultural diversity workshop took place on Saturday, May 10, followed by a silver surfers workshop covering the internet, email, databases and desktop publishing on Friday, May 16, between 1pm and 4pm.

Exploring Windows will be on Wednesday, May 21, from 7pm, child protection on Thursday, May 22, between 1pm and 4pm, and health and safety on Wednesday, May 28, between 1pm and 4pm.

For more information or to book a place contact Irene Kay or Emma Siddle on 01706 229330.