Supporting Abergavenny Local Citizens Advice
Abergavenny Town Council supports Abergavenny Local Citizens Advice with the funding for three years to ensure that help and advice continues to be available in Abergavenny. Citizens Advice offer a free confidential and impartial advice on all sorts of issues such as money, benefit, housing or employment problems.
Signing of the agreement by Mayor of Abergavenny Cllr Tony Konieczny and Shirley Lightbound, Chief Executive Officer of Monmouthshire County Citizens Advice took place on Tuesday 20thAugust in the Abergavenny Citizens Advice offices in Cross Street, Abergavenny. The Mayor of Abergavenny, Tony Konieczny stated that “On behalf of Abergavenny Town Council, I am delighted to be signing this agreement with the Abergavenny Citizens Advice. Having access to free, impartial and confidential advice is extremely important particularly with the rollout of Universal Credit and associated problems with the receipt of benefit. It is reassuring to know that this free service is available to all, young and old, and that help is on hand whether you want advice on faulty goods, claiming compensation for poor service, debt and money, employment, family issues etc”
“We welcome this partnership with the Town Council and £12,000 a year will make the future of the Advice Centre more secure. We are also pleased to welcome an Abergavenny Town Councillor onto our Management Board. This will strengthen the partnership and help both parties understand how they can help each other” said Chief Executive Shirley Lightbound.