Merger for advice service

Alnwick Citizens Advice Bureau is merging with branches in Berwick and Hexham to create a countywide service from April.

The Northumberland Citizens Advice Bureaux will provide more access for clients across Northumberland with an enhanced telephone service being added to the traditional face-to-face service offered.

Clients who are used to attending the offices in Alnwick, Berwick, Hexham and their outreaches will still be able to access the service, but from April people in need of advice in more outlying districts will have the chance to access advice through the telephone service.

Vera Murphy, chairman of the new organisation, said: “There will be no loss of service and increased access for people who find it difficult to travel.”

The service is looking for trustees to help with the strategic direction of the new organisation and anyone interested can contact Jane Brown on 01665 604136 or by emailing