Moneybus touring Fenland’s towns to help people manage their money

The Making Money Count team.

The Making Money Count team. - Credit: Archant

A bright green and yellow bus is touring Fenland’s towns to give out money advice.

The Rural Cambs CAB Making Money Count bus stops at a different Fenland town every Wednesday from 10am-1pm.

This month it is promoting how to keep energy bills low.

Volunteer Julie Williams said: “I’ve just retired and wanted to help so I’ve joined the Rural Cambs CAB Making Money Count bus as a volunteer money mate.

“Inside you can sit with us and share tips on how you manage on a budget, or you can bring a money problem along to be dealt with by professional CAB adviser Sarah Bellow, who can chat with you over a coffee in the main part of the bus or see you in a private interview room.

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“Up to now we’ve focused on food - we have recipes you can make for under £1 and have surveyed local supermarkets to find the best times to go for a bargain – and this month we’re talking about energy bills and how to keep them low.”

Making Money Count is a £1million Big Lottery project helping people develop their confidence in managing their money at home, online and out in the community.

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The project is delivered by a partnership of Roddons Housing Association, Fenland District Council, Rural Cambs Citizens Advice Bureau and CHS Group.

The bus will be in Wisbech Market Place on October 23, November 20 and December 18; in Chatteris Furrowfields car park on October 30 and November 28, in Broad Street, March, on November 6 and December 4 and Whittlesey Market Square on October 16, November 13 and December 11.

To find out more about the project or to volunteer for Rural Cambs CAB contact Sarah Bellow on 01945 469785 or 07951 418258

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