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Princess Anne to visit Boston

By CWilson_TG  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

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HRH The Princess Royal will be in Boston to officially open a community hub shared by two local charities.

The hub, at the Chantry House headquarters of Boston’s Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and the Boston Mayflower Housing Association, will host the royal visit by Princess Anne on Thursday, December 12.

HRH will be given a tour of the building and will meet staff and volunteers from the two organisations.

The Princess Royal will also unveil a plaque and meet some of the customers who have benefitted from using the hub.

Boston CAB’s chief executive officer Stuart Hellon said: “This community hub is the first of its kind involving a housing association and CAB.

“It is helping to ensure the best service is available to our clients and customers. It also provides a unique working environment for staff and volunteers.

“Since moving to Chantry House we have been able to see 25 per cent more clients.”

The community hub has been purpose-built to be a one-stop-shop offering information and advice on everything from housing services to debt management and the Government’s new Welfare Reforms.

It features free internet access to advice websites and 11 interview rooms.

Boston Mayflower chief executive Murray Macdonald said: “It will be fantastic to show HRH Princess Anne our shared Community Hub and newly refurbished offices.

“We will showcase how the hub is working for the Boston community and how our joined up approach to informing customers is paying dividends for everyone.”

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