Make your money go further

Tuesday August 29th 2017


From left to right are organisers of the event, Heather Ritchie, the Newbattle Learning Community Partnership’s manager, local communities officer Paul Johnson, Cllr Jim Muirhead, June McGill of the council’s Early Years Team, Police Scotland’s Rona Duncan and Sharon Hill from Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust.

If you live in the Mayfield and Easthouses area or you are simply keen to make your money go further then don’t miss this Maximising Income event.

Around 30 organisations, from the council’s housing team to a local community bank, will be at Mayfield and Easthouses Church Hall on Wednesday 13th September between 1pm and 4pm.

Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for Education and Children’s services, Councillor Jim Muirhead said:

“Who wouldn’t want an opportunity to put more money in their pockets?

“Everyone is welcome. There will be lots of real experts on hand to advise on everything from how you can make sure you are accessing all the benefits to which you are entitled, to how to make sure you are not paying over the odds for your gas and electricity.

“I think local people will be surprised at the wide range of organisations represented, all with information and tips in areas like affordable housing, health, education, parenting and finances.

“There’s real potential for people, depending on their circumstances, to save literally hundreds of pounds.”

Midlothian Council has organised the event with the Newbattle Learning Community Partnership, members of which include Police Scotland, Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust and Midlothian Financial Inclusion Network.

Among those attending is Alastair Ramsay of Castle Community Bank and Diane Janczyk of the Button Box initiative.

Three credit unions, one each from England, Scotland and Wales, have cooperated together to form the My Community Bank Network. This UK-wide credit union network pools know-how and resources to serve their members and provide competitive savings and loans products.

The Button Box is a community children’s clothing project based in Midlothian.

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