On Tuesday 12 January, Tracy met with Peter Chowney, Leader of Hastings Borough Council, at a Citizens Advice 1066 workers meeting. Tracy and Peter addressed the staff and volunteers and then answered questions.
Tracy, who has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer at Citizens Advice 1066 said:
I am delighted to begin my work at Citizens Advice 1066. It was great to meet Peter and I look forward to working with him and Hastings Borough Council to support our clients.
Peter Chowney, Leader of Hastings Borough Council said:
I was very pleased to be able to welcome Tracy to her new job in Hastings. I’m sure she’ll be a very effective leader for the CAB at a time when they’re under so much pressure to provide support and advice for the more vulnerable members of our community. With big cuts in government funding, it’s going to be a difficult time ahead for local authorities and the non-statutory sector, it was good to meet and talk to the CAB advisers to find what their concerns are, and what they think our priorities should be.
Marc Turczanski, Chair of The Board of Trustees, Citizens Advice 1066 said:
On behalf of the Board, I would like to congratulate Tracy on her appointment. Tracy has a proven track-record for transforming strategy into results in public and voluntary sector settings.
Citizens Advice 1066, together with BHT and HARC, work out of The Advice and Community Hub at Renaissance House, London Road, St. Leonards. The Advice and Community Hub is an integrated advice centre providing free, confidential and quality assured advice on a full range of topics, including debt, welfare benefits, housing, employment, immigration and relationships. The Hub is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9am and 4:30pm, and on Tuesday and Thursday between 9am and 12:30pm. You can contact us on 01424 721458. More information on our full range of services can be found at adviceandcommunityhub.org.uk, or you can follow us on facebook (facebook.com/adviceandcommunityhub) and twitter (twitter.com/AdviceCommHub and twitter.com/Hastings1066CAB)