TATTENHALL residents can now benefit from Citizens Advice Bureau sessions.

As part of a new rural outreach programme, part funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council, residents who may not always be able to make the journey into Chester will now be able to receive advice in their village once a month.

Support, advice and information on areas such as benefits, welfare rights, employment, housing rights, legal issues, money and debt are now available from The Barbour Institute on the first Wednesday of the month.

The service, which began in Tattenhall earlier this month, is also expected to be extended to other locations including Tarporley, Elton and Neston.

Jason Bishop, operations manager, said the move was “very positive” for the community.

Council spokesperson Rachel Ashley said: “We want to help those people who can’t travel to Citizens Advice offices.

“It’s all about bringing the services closer to people in rural communities so they don’t have to travel far.”

The Tattenhall Citizens Advice Bureau sessions will run from 10am-1pm.