A new Citizens Advice office has opened in a Suffolk town as the organisation looks to expand around the county.

The charity, which provides support with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems, has opened in Cumberland Street in Woodbridge, adding to existing branches in Felixstowe, Leiston, Lowestoft and Beccles.

Previously, the organisation had provided a two hour per week outreach service in the town, but the new office will be open from 10am to 2pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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East Anglian Daily Times: The new Citizens Advice office has been opened in WoodbridgeThe new Citizens Advice office has been opened in Woodbridge (Image: Charlotte Bond)Woodbridge town councillor Ruth Leach cut the ribbon to launch the new office on Tuesday.

She said: “I was delighted to support the opening of the Citizens Advice East Suffolk in Woodbridge.

"In an increasingly digitalised and isolated society we appreciate the hard work that has gone into ensuring that our residents will have face-to-face access to free, impartial and specialised advice of this calibre.

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"Your service is warmly welcomed in these challenging times."

The charity's chief officer Chiara Saunders said: “With our offices spread from Lowestoft in the north to Felixstowe in the south, we identified Woodbridge as an important centre with good accessibility for our clients with train and bus transport.

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"Making sure we are accessible to as many east Suffolk residents as possible is an important part of our work.

"Cumberland Street is a great location and in the short time we have been open it has been wonderful to meet some new clients from Woodbridge and the surrounding villages.”

The new branch has been operating since April, with the official launch taking place this week.