A new chief executive has started work at the head of the team that provides vital advice to thousands of people in Dacorum every year.
Victoria MacGregor has taken over at the Citizens Advice Bureau base in Hillfield Road from Eve Walker, who retired from her role at the start of last month.
The 36-year-old mother of two young children, who lives in Aldbury, has made the move after 12 years heading up EDF Energy’s government relations team in London.
She said: “I am delighted to be heading up this vital service that gives local people somewhere to turn in times of crisis.
“I’ve been hugely impressed by the dedication of our staff and volunteers but the economic climate and the unprecedented changes to the welfare system mean demand for our service is growing rapidly.
“We are always looking for new volunteers including advisors, trustees and administrators to help us meet that demand.
“Anyone interested in volunteering should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop in sessions are available at Hillfield Road (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.40am – 12.30pm) and Berkhamsted Civic Centre (Wednesday 10am – 12.30pm)
Telephone advice is available five days a week from Herts AdviceLine on 08444 111 444.
The Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, confidential advice by phone and face to face.
It aims to help people resolve whatever problems they face through advice provided mostly by trained volunteers supported by specialist staff.
Last year the bureau helped 4,746 individuals in Dacorum deal with more than 19,000 separate problems on issues including: debt, benefits, employment, consumer rights, housing, immigration, discrimination and legal matters.