At last month’s Full Council meeting, the Town Mayor presented a grant aid cheque of £1,000 to Mr Jim Sanders of Citizens Advice New Forest to support operational and modernisation costs of the service provided by the Ringwood office, in helping to meet the future needs of residents.

In thanking the Council, Mr Sanders said that the Bureau was expecting an increase in demand on its services due to the introduction of Universal Credit, as well as a general increase in the number of vulnerable clients, those with mental health issues, people with no access to the internet, those requiring assistance in completing housing benefit/job seeker allowance forms and help given to homeless people.

Pictured is the Town Mayor, Cllr Tim Ward and Mr Jim Sanders, Ringwood Service Manager, Citizens Advice New Forest