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News from Citizens Advice Swale May 2024

By Wendy Licence Newington Parish Council

Friday, 10 May 2024


Newington Parish Council Contributor


Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to have a positive impact on people in your community? Join our Trustee board!

What difference will you make?

  • You’ll have a positive impact on people in your local area by ensuring the local Citizens Advice is sustainable and meeting the needs of the community.
  • You’ll meet people and build relationships with trustees, staff and other volunteers.
  • You’ll deploy and build on your governance, leadership and strategy skills.
  • You may increase your employability.

Ethan Dighton, former Citizens Advice Swale trustee, said:

“I joined Citizens Advice Swale as a Trustee whilst I was an undergraduate law student. At the time, I was looking for extracurricular experiences and opportunities that were less common so as to help me to stand out during applications for paid positions.

I was a Trustee from January 2021-November 2023 during which time I held many roles: Chair of the Research & Campaigns Team; interim Chair of the Strategy & Performance sub-committee; and, finally, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees.

My time at Citizens Advice Swale gave me a wealth of experience dealing with a variety of issues, from strategy, to campaigning, to finance.”

Find out more and apply at

For general advice,please email us at (Monday-Wednesday) or call Adviceline on freephone 0808 278 7979. To request a call back from our specialist debt team please visit

We run drop-in sessions which you can attend without an appointment:

  • Monday 10am-12pm, Swale House, Sittingbourne
  • Tuesday 10am-12pm, Sheppey Gateway, Sheerness (except the second Tuesday of every month, which is held at Sheerness East Working Mens Club)

Wednesday & Friday 10am-12pm, 43 Stone Street, Faversham

Contact Information

Citizens Advice

  • 0808 278 7979

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Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7JJ