Citizens Advice Bureau moving out of Belle Vue House

Belle Vue House, Sudbury
Belle Vue House, Sudbury

After more than thirty years occupation at Belle Vue House in Newton Road, Citizens Advice Sudbury will be relocating this month.

Due to legal difficulties the Bureau says it will be temporarily housed in Sudbury before moving to its final planned destination.

The last day for normal business will be Friday, July 8. The following week, the service will be closed while the office relocates to temporary premises, with planned resumption on Monday, July 18.

For emergency advice, the national AdviceLine should be called on 0300 330 1151.

A spokeswoman for the centre said: “During this interim period, our chief officer Colleen Sweeney, her staff and team of volunteers will all be working to achieve as full a service as possible, though inevitably there will be disruptions and a regrettable cessation of the drop-in service that we currently offer.

“To reduce the impact of this, greater use will be made of our telephone support service.

“We are asking people to telephone for advice or to arrange appointments on 01787 374671 between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday.”

The temporary arrangements for appointments are as follows: Monday and Friday each week from 10am to 2pm at the Job Centre Plus in Borehamgate, Sudbury.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 2pm at South Suffolk Business Centre, Alexandra Road, Sudbury, CO10 2ZX.

This will also be the CAB’s temporary venue for money advice appointments on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Administration will be from offices in Sandringham Court, Sudbury.

The telephone number, 01787 374671, will remain the same, and details of all services will be regularly updated on the website www.sudburycab.org.uk.

The outreach service to Hadleigh will be unaffected.

The spokeswoman added: “It is very much hoped that this interim period will be short as possible and that a further announcement will provide full details of our new permanent premises soon.”