Furness MP's concern at Ulverston Citizen's Advice Bureau threat
Published at 18:09, Tuesday, 11 September 2012
AN MP has expressed concern at claims that Ulverston's Citizen's Advice Bureau service may be under threat.
The office of Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock was contacted by John Dursley, chairman of Citizens’ Advice South Lakeland, stating that the organisation is 'unlikely to survive in its present form' and that consultation with staff would be taking place.
And the MP’s office has now been contacted by an Ulverston CAB staff member who claimed the office was at "high risk of closure '' and discussions have been taking place with South Lakeland District Council since July in order for funding to be maintained.
Responding to the concerns, MP John Woodcock said: "Many families are struggling to get by in this double-dip recession and suffering from debt turmoil - it is hard to imagine a worse moment to scale back vital support like this.
"People recognise the financial difficulties experienced by the organisation but axing the dedicated office in Ulverston could have such a severe impact so I hope the council will step in to help keep a home for CAB in the town.
"The charity and council need to show that service levels to vulnerable people will not be affected by any changes put forward."
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i am amazed at how much effort john woodcock puts into anything happening in ulverston. what is in it for him posable boundary changes he hopes to work to his advantage.
There are issues close to home in Barrow that he does not address. he plays the wounded soldier unable to tweet so he does not have to act on behalf of his constituents.
Happy to forgive you 'Anon', but in point of fact John Woodcock is MP for the Barrow and Furness constituency, which includes Ulverston (Central, East, North, South, West, Town et al). Welcome to Barrow.
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