CITIZENS INFORMATION BUS HITTING THE ROAD
AS part of Entitlements Awareness Week, the Citizens Information Bus will be hitting the road and bringing a mobile information and advice service direct to local communities
The bus will be travelling around the county from this coming Friday, June 24, until the following Friday, July 1, to reach out to people who may not normally have easy access to information services.
Anybody can come on board to get free and confidential information and advice on their rights and entitlements from skilled information providers from Bray Citizens Information Centre and staff from Bray Area Partnership’s Local Employment Service and Arklow MABS in selected locations.
The first port of call for the bus, which is fully accessible, will be Lidl in Bray this Friday, June 24, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On Monday, June 27, the bus will be at the Square in Baltinglass from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesday, June 28, it will be at Bray Civic Centre from 9 a.m. to noon and at Tesco in Greystones from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
The two stops on Wednesday, June 29, will be St Anthony’s Church in Kilcoole from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Bray Civic Centre from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. On Thursday, June 30, the bus will be at Lidl in Greystones from 8 a.m. until noon and the last stop will be on Friday, July 1, at Main Street Aughrim (opposite the garda station) from 10 a.m. to noon.
‘Because of ongoing changes to services and schemes it’s vital that people can get information on their rights and entitlements,’ said Martina Cronin from County Wicklow Citizens Information Service. ‘People’s needs have become more complex in areas such as personal finance, debt, employment rights, unemployment and access to services, so we hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this opportunity.’