WORTHING’S new Citizen’s Advice Bureau was officially opened last week.
Mayor Bob Smytherman cut the ribbon to the charity’s new home after staff said goodbye to the office they have worked from for 50 years last month.
The new centre at the town hall offers the team a larger and more suitable space to host around 4,000 client meetings every year.
Sarah Hyde, chief executive of Central and South Sussex Citizen’s Advice Bureau, said: ‘We are excited to open our doors to clients and welcome them to our new, fresh advice centre – and also to offer our teams of volunteers and staff, who work so hard to help local people, a better place to work.
“We are grateful to Adur and Worthing Councils, who generously offered us this space and who have helped us to make the move run so smoothly.
“The building in North Street has served us well for a long time, and we have given advice to a huge number of clients within its walls.” Paul Yallop, leader of Worthing Borough Council, said: “I have for a long time been aware of the need to improve access to the vital CAB services in Worthing. I am so pleased that working in more modern ways has allowed the council to free up space in the Town Hall where CAB customers and staff will at last be provided with improved facilities.”
Councillor Smytherman said: “This is a really great facility and really important for the town.”