FENLANDER: Record number of people turn out to meet Golden Age team in March

A RECORD number of people - 191 - turned out to meet the Golden Age team at the Fenland @ your service shop in March last week – and they made the most of their visit.

For a few it meant a welcome boost in income, with a total of nearly �4,800 in extra benefit entitlements being identified by the Fenland Ferret.

And between them all those attending the event could make potential energy savings of nearly �4,500, thanks to the distribution of free, low-energy light bulbs.

Twenty-five visitors took advantage of mini health checks, including having their blood pressure taken, and many more were given general health advice and information about activities for older people.

Six people lodged requests for fire safety checks to be carried out by the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Councillor Mac Cotterell, FDC’s Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for Golden Age, said: “On our regular visits to the one-stop shops we are now dealing with more and more people who are benefiting from all the services we offer. Last week’s figures show just how great the demand is.”

The team’s next visit will be to the Fenland @ your service shop in Whittlesey on Tuesday, February 1 (9am-3pm).

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