Call for new volunteers at advice office

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Citizens Advice workers have called for volunteers to join their ranks as their new office has been officially opened in Fleetwood.

The Citizens Advice Bureau office was opened to offer support and advice to Wyre residents and relies heavily on the support of volunteers.

The office, which advises people with problems and improves the policies and practices that affect communities, was opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, Coun Shewan and Brendan Shewan.

Coun Shewan praised the volunteers who help run it and echoed the organisation’s appeal for people to give time to support its work.

Caroline Millington, advice session supervisor, said: “Every volunteer will be given full training so people needn’t worry that they don’t have the experience.

“All they need is the will to help others and a little spare time that they can give up each week.”

Coun Pete Murphy, Wyre Council’s economy portfolio holder, said: “This permanent CAB office is a great boost to residents, giving on-the-spot help and much needed face-to-face advice.

“No-one could doubt how much the people of this area need such a facility.”

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at the Bureau, at the Town Council offices, 122 Poulton Street, can call (01772) 425912 or email volunteer@lw.cabnet.org.uk