CAB and housing association look forward to sharing new home

Chantry House
Chantry House

Two of Boston’s busy community organisations are moving in together – and will open their shared new offices in the town on Monday.

The Boston Mayflower Housing Association and Boston’s Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) are relocating their head offices to Chantry House, in Lincoln Lane.

CAB and Mayflower said the move would provide better facilities, more streamlined services and substantial benefits for customers.

Both organisations stressed that the move would not compromise either’s independence, impartiality or integrity.

Murray Macdonald, chief executive of Boston Mayflower, said: “We are delighted that we will be sharing premises with Boston’s CAB.

“It will enable both organisations to offer a more efficient and co-ordinated service, better able to serve our customers.”

The move will also see the formation of a joint public ‘Community Hub’ reception in the building, which will be jointly staffed by Boston Mayflower and CAB and will created 11 shared interview rooms.

Stuart Hellon, chief executive officer of Boston’s CAB, said: “This is a great move for CAB and the community.

“We will have increased interviewing capacity which, with our on-going partnership working, will allow us the opportunity to provide enhanced services for more people, more of the time.”

Boston Mayflower’s Kirton and Fenside offices will remain open, however the Kirton office will open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Boston Mayflower’s current Quaker Lane offices, and Boston CAB’s Len Medlock Voluntary Centre offices, will be closed from 5pm tomorrow (Thursday). The new office will be Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and until 4.45pm on Friday.

To contact Boston Mayflower at its new home call 0300 365 5000. The CAB will be available on 01205 318645 or 08444 111 444 for general advice.