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Melton Mowbray Citizens Advice Bureau to close

Melton Mowbray's Citizen's Advice Bureau
Image caption Ten people are to lose their jobs when the Citizens Advice Bureau in Melton Mowbray closes

A service in a Leicestershire town that helps people deal with problems such as debt management is to shut after its trustees said it was "financially unviable".

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) on Burton Street in Melton Mowbray is to close on Tuesday.

Ten people will lose their jobs when the centre shuts.

The bureau has been helping people in the town with legal and financial issues for more than 35 years.

In a statement, Val Manderson from Melton CAB, said the bureau was financially unviable due to "a complex range of factors".

Ms Manderson, the chair of the trustees, said the charity had been facing financial pressures because certain funding had come to an end.

Money from Melton Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council had not been cut, she said.

A new model of CAB service delivery was now being discussed, the charity said.

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