A NEW Citizens’ Advice drop-in service has been introduced just months after one was reduced in Colchester.

Back in October the Colchester branch of Citizens Advice announced it would need to reduce its drop-in service to one day a week due to a reduction in funding.

In 2018, the service received £50,000 from Colchester Council and the year before this received £101,791.

Due to the funding cuts the staff were left with no choice but to reduce the drop-in service.

The future of the service was in the balance during its 80th anniversary year.

But it has now been announced a new drop-in service will be set up in Greenstead.

Signpost, a group helping people back into employment, Tweeted: “Citizens Advice Colchester has a drop-in advice session every Thursday at Greenstead Housing Office, Hawthorn Avenue.

“This service will be available on December 12 and 19, from 10am until 2pm, returning after Christmas on January 9.”

Earlier this year, it was announced an extra £17,500 from the council’s spending priorities budget would be allocated to the service.

The Colchester drop-in service in Crouch Street runs on a Wednesday from 9.30am until 3pm.