The CAB is Back in Town.
Tuesday 8th April 2014 @ 17:00 by Anna Fletcher

Droylsden CAB

Droylsden’s Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) returned to the town this week after a six month absence.

Now based at the Water Adventure Centre just off Maddison Road, the advice service is now up and running on the first Tuesday of every month, between 1.30 – 5pm, thanks to the hard work and support from Tameside CAB (Ashton),  Council’s Tameside4Good and New Charter’s Great Neighbourhoods.

The Centre, which is used as a youth club, was seen as the ideal location for the re-launched service under the guidance of their director Lilian Pons.

Lilian said: “Many years ago Droylsden had a really good permanent CAB in Canal Street, but sadly it closed. In 2009, we brought back an advice session once a week but due to lack of funds it shut last September.

“So people from round here had to travel to Ashton to seek advice. “But now anyone who needs advice can do so without having to travel out of Droylsden.”

Cllr Susan Quinn, who cut the red ribbon with fellow councillor Kieran Quinn added: “We have campaigned for CAB’s return to Droylsden for some time now, so it fills me with great pride that we have finally secured their services once again.”

The launch was marked by a red ribbon cutting event at the Water Centre.