A service providing vital support and advice to thousands of people across the borough is getting an additional cash boost from the council.

The Citizens Advice office covering Windsor and Maidenhead will receive a one off extra funding of £32,810 allowing it to help up to 4,000 residents resolve a range of issues.

The Royal Borough already provides the charity which is based in Marlow Road, Maidenhead with annual funding of £132,000 to offer advice on matters ranging from debt to housing and employment.

The one-off grant of £32,810 was approved at the recent full council meeting and it will enable the charity to double the number of volunteers recruited in the coming year.

The charity applied to the council at the end of last year for additional funding.

It pays a peppercorn rent to the council for the office at 4 Marlow Road and also operate services from Windsor Library and the Bridge Café, Datchet.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, lead member for culture and communities, said: “Citizens Advice is a lifeline to thousands in the borough.

“The team do a very valuable and skilled job and I’m delighted the council can support them to expand.

“They already operate from Windsor Library and we hope this money will help them reach even further into the community.”

Christine O’Hare, chief executive of Citizens Advice Maidenhead & Windsor, said: “The council has been very supportive securing our funding of over £164,000 for 2018/19 and giving us a 10-year peppercorn lease on our premises in 4 Marlow Road. “With reliable funding we are able to assist thousands of residents - many of whom would struggle without help from Citizens Advice.

“This couldn’t be achieved without support from our dedicated volunteers and we are looking for new volunteers to join us in a variety of roles.”

More details are on the website https://maidenheadcab.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/ or email recruitment@maidenheadcab.org.uk For more information on the charity visit maidenheadcab.org.uk/ or see @MaidenheadCAB on twitter.