Citizens Advice Cornwall has opened a new office in Bodmin to serve the people of the town and surrounding areas.
The charity’s new facilities at the Old Library, in Lower Bore Street, include advice rooms and office space in the centre of town and was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho, who is also Patron of Citizens Advice Cornwall and the Mayor of Bodmin, Cllr Jeremy Cooper.
Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:
“We are grateful to the management of the Old Library who have made our move back into the town centre possible.
“Over the last few years, we’ve had a number of temporary offices out of town, which sometimes proved unsuitable for some of our clients. We’re really excited about these new facilities which bring us right back into the heart of the community.”
The Old Library has been developed into a community hub and includes meeting rooms, performance spaces and a café.
The new offices will open to the public on Thursday 2 January. Drop-in sessions – where members of the public can call-in for advice or help without an appointment – will take place every Thursday from 10am to 12pm.
Gill Pipkin added:
“These new premises replace the service at Cornwall Council’s Chy Trevail building and we’re very grateful to the council for hosting our services there for the last year.”
Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and independent advice to everyone on a wide range of issues, including debt, benefits, housing, employment, discrimination and consumer problems.