Now is time to object to jobcentre closure

Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

We are very concerned about the proposed closing of the Jobcentre in Clitheroe.

This will cause much difficulty and therefore hardship to Ribble Valley people. Your article explained this well and the Salvation Army have the experience to forecast the impact of this plan.

I would urge people to make their views known – the consultation on this ends on October 7th.

There is not only the need for IT facilities in Clitheroe, also the local face-to-face provision is of vital importance to vulnerable people. The local jobcentre staff have experience of the community which cannot be underestimated. People would suffer if the Jobcentre in Clitheroe were to close.

Please could people express their objection to the planned closure to Mr S.C. Johnson, District Manager Blackburn Jobcentre, Post Handling Site B, Wolverhampton, WV99 1RT, or by email to:

Katy Marshall

Ribble Valley Citizens Advice Bureau