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Funds for Citizens Advice Sherwood and Newark agreed by councillors dismissing claims all Southwell residents are wealthy

Plans to give money to Citizens Advice Sherwood and Newark have been agreed by councillors wanting to dismiss claims that all Southwell residents are wealthy.

Southwell Town Council voted to support the charity moving forward.

Stuart Thompson said: “People from the outside look at Southwell and think we are all extremely rich — it is not so.

Church Street, Southwell. Credit: Google Maps (43889670)
Church Street, Southwell. Credit: Google Maps (43889670)

“We have poor people in our community and we really do need to support them.”

Penny Rainbow, who proposed the idea, said: “Our residents consult with citizens advice, so it would be a way of helping them directly or indirectly.”

Roger Blaney suggested opening discussions with the group to see if they would offer help in the community every fortnight.

He said: “We would clearly need to contribute, but it is worth having that discussion to see what they could provide in Southwell, rather than just handing money to them.”

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