We opened officially on Sunday 23rd July 2017 with a community BBQ, raffle and balloon race as well as showcasing our virtual reality which went down well with children from 2 to 99!
Our sister venture The I.D.E.A.S. Bus was also on display and after lots of WOW’s and excitement at this bright yellow 40ft American school bus in Whitby Road the team were happy to show everyone who came on board everything from 3D printing to coding.
We aim to bring the community together with everything from speciality coffees and donuts to the very latest in digital know how making this a digital hub, training centre and meeting place for the local community.
COMMUN-IT is dedicated to helping local residents of all ages to get to grips with technology in a friendly, supportive environment. It is a not for profit Community Interest Company which means that every penny of profit it makes will be ploughed back into creating more resources for the local community.
Opening our doors Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, serving speciality teas and coffees from around the world as well as a choice of hot and cold snacks, ice creams, milkshakes and smoothies.
A membership programme for regular customers combines free drinks with discounts on training courses and IT support.
COMMUN-IT is the creation of founder, Casey Farquharson who wants to bring his passion for technology and the community together in the welcoming comfort of the café.
Casey Farquharson comments;
“The COMMUN-IT Café in Whitby Road, Ruislip is the first in a chain of cafes that serve as social and digital hubs in local neighbourhoods. I want to see all generations to come together at the café to socialise, get help with technology and even pick up some new skills. We are not all about technology, we also have traditional games such as chess and jigsaw puzzles for people to enjoy. Ultimately, I would love it if we could be the catalyst to attract more shoppers to the local shops to help the whole parade thrive.”
Visitors to COMMUN-IT will be able to stop by for a drink or snack whilst getting some help and advice from the team.
The café offers a wide range of services including printing, photocopying, 3D printing, IT support and repairs for various devices such as tablets and phones.
In addition, the training centre will host a programme of workshops and clinics covering anything from coding to digital photography and language skills. There will even be a homework club and a music studio.
Microbusinesses will be able to tap into the café’s business support services that range from virtual offices to hot desks as well as small office spaces.
The café and training centre are available for local groups to use for meetings and training.
For more information visit www.commun-it.org.uk or call 0333 444 4227.