Warsop CAB to be slashed to phone service due to funding troubles

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Warsop’s Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) is to be reduced to a phone service because of funding troubles.

The service at Warsop Town Hall had been open for four hours each Tuesday for people to discuss legal and financial problems with a trained volunteer.

But after Mansfield and District CAB had its funding cut by a third over the past year, there has been no option but to convert it into a telephone-based service.

However, it does mean the hours that people can get advice will more than triple.

The phone line will still be based at Warsop Town Hall and the bill footed by the parish council.

People will also have access to a computer at the office.

Parish councillor Peter Crawford said: “We do not want to lose it, it’s beneficial that we carry on, because they are getting more and more people every day.”

But fellow councillor John Allin was unhappy with the arrangement saying: “It’s not the same to discuss it over the phone when you have a serious financial problem.”

From 4th August, it will be available from 10am to 2pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10am to noon on Fridays.