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Press Release

Thursday 7 February 2013

Fareham Borough Council welcomes Local Credit Union to Civic Offices

Fareham Borough Council is pleased to welcome Fareham Community Savers (FCS) to the Civic Offices where they will be holding a weekly drop-in advice session every Monday morning from 9:30-12:00.

FCS, is a local arm of Hampshire Credit Union and a service that can help local residents take control of their finances will set up the drop-in point from Booth A in the main reception. This will enable residents visiting the Civic Offices for Council matters, to also access the services of Fareham Community Savers in one easy visit. Some of the services that can be offered include:

The project is funded by Fareham Borough Council in partnership with First Wessex and the Southern Cooperative who have agreed to fund the project for up to five years. Fareham Community Savers is strongly supported by Fareham Citizens Advice Bureau and Hampshire Credit Union, who are backed by United Savings and Loans.

Fareham Borough Councils Executive Spokesman for Leisure and Community, Councillor Connie Hockley said: "This service is really important to enable local people to seek help and support with their finances and to manage their money more effectively. Fareham Community Savers is a really helpful and accessible service that with the support of our partners, we have been able to bring to the Borough for the benefit of our local residents."

For further information on the Councils role in Fareham Community Savers, please contact Janie Millerchip, Community Development Manager, 01329 824597, or e-mail, jmillerchip@fareham.gov.uk

 

ENDS

 

Editors Notes

In order to access the FCS services, you will need to become a member by bringing the following with you:

Limited Offer – Were offering a limited number of half price memberships to Fareham residents who join through one of the local drop-ins. FCS can also be found at;

 

For further information contact:

Lauren Clarke, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824518

fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases



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