The CAB is delighted to announce that funding and volunteers have been secured to enable the opening of the Gt Dunmow office for a third day. It is now open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30-3.30. Referred cases are dealt with by a debt specialist every Wednesday. The charity’s offices in Gt Dunmow can be found opposite the Saracen’s Head Pub on the road going out to Bishop Stortford: The Chestnuts • Suite 8 • 4 Stortford Road • CM6 1DA.
The Gt Dunmow office was opened in 1994 in response to the rapid population growth in the area and the distance from Saffron Walden, a 30-minute drive away down narrow country roads with an infrequent bus service. As Pebble Padfield, our Gt Dunmow supervisor, puts it, ‘We are always fully booked on appointments – people who can’t, or can’t easily, make it to any of our other offices. Some urgent issues involving housing or court dates; some complex multiple issues.
A lot of people who never thought they’d need to come to a Bureau, but one thing goes wrong and everything goes down like a string of dominoes …’
The CAB are here to help, Great Dunmow has a ramp access, hearing loop and webcam translation sign language facilities. If you need to see us call 01799 618840 and ask for an appointment to save waiting. Don’t forget Uttlesford CAB has offices and outreaches in Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet, Carver Barracks (specifically for the forces and their families) as well as Thaxted. Where necessary we can make telephone appointments for people unable to get to any of our offices – we are aware that some of our most vulnerable clients are those least able to travel.