New advice service

NEW face-to-face drop-in advice sessions in Lyde Green have been launched by Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire.

Sessions funded by Emersons Green Town Council are being held on Mondays from 10am to noon at Lyde Green Community Centre.

The charity offers free, independent and confidential advice to anyone who needs it, in areas including debt, benefits, housing, relationship breakdown and employment.

Residents will be able to go to the community centre without an appointment and be seen by an experienced adviser.

If the situation is complex and a follow-up is needed, an appointment can be booked with the charity.

The charity also holds drop-in advice sessions at Emersons Green Village Hall on Thursdays, from 10am to noon.

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire Chief Executive Officer Chantal Watts said: “We are delighted to be able to start a new advice session in Lyde Green. 

“We are looking forward to meeting new clients who may not have been able to get to our other sessions in South Gloucestershire.

“We will work together to overcome your issue – no matter how big or small.

“We are committed to reaching out to the community in South Gloucestershire and spreading out our drop-in sessions to new parts of the county is a key part of achieving that.”

The charity, which is based in Yate, can offer help to people who don’t live in an area where it holds advice sessions by calling its free local advice line on 0808 278 7947 or visiting