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85th Anniversary

The Citizens Advice service in Epsom & Ewell was one of the first Citizens Advice Bureaux to be set up on the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939.

Our premises were in Waterloo Road in those days. Telephone – Epsom 9205.   The bureau was  staffed largely by dedicated volunteers, as it is today.  There was no training for the volunteers to start with. They just got on with it. (These days the training is  very thorough and the quality of advice is subject to regular and rigorous audit by our national association).

By the end of the war in 1945 there were nearly 1000 Citizens Advice Bureaux up and down the country staffed by 10,000 volunteers. To quote from The Times of that year:  “Nowhere in the world… is there a parallel for this voluntary  movement by the people for the people. “

See also Epsom & Ewell History Explorer – How  Citizens Advice  came about

Throughout our 85 year history our charity has been well supported by local people including many staff, trustees, volunteers and donors over the years.  We are very grateful to all those who have helped in any way to ensure that we are here for all those in Epsom & Ewell with free advice and information.

To mark this milestone we invite you to join us and be part of our shared history.  We have many events and activities coming up over the next 12 months including our Golf Day  and more.  Keep an eye on this page for more details.

To get involved with our work please visit our Volunteer page or to support us with a donation please visit our Donate page.

Together we can ensure the people of Epsom & Ewell are supported for another 85 years

 

 

 

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