Advice sessions face axe

CITIZENS’ Advice Bureau (CAB) sessions held in Hucknall are on the verge of being scrapped, a public meeting in the town has heard.

The service has helped hundreds of residents deal with crippling debts and money worries during the recession and economic downturn.

But advice provided at the Under One Roof centre on Vine Terrace is set to be axed next month amid massive cuts in public spending.

A meeting of the Reach Out Residents Group heard that Hucknall once had a voluntary advice centre that dealt with 1,700 cases a year.

This was replaced by CAB sessions which, in turn, had been reduced to one a week, dealing with just three cases at a time.

Now even this is set to go, leaving locals to seek support in Sutton-in-Ashfield or Nottingham city centre.