September 2, 2011 11.43 am This story is over 150 months old

Abbey ward gets safe lending union

Better help: People needing help with their finances in Abbey Ward now have a safer place to lend and get advice.

Residents in Abbey ward will now have a safer place to lend money or get financial help due to a new Lincolnshire Credit Union (LincUp) collection point.

Opening on September 5, LincUp aims to stop people going to “door stop” lenders, and allows residents to become a member and discuss savings, affordable loans, junior savings and Christmas Club.

The Collection Point will be launched by Councillor Brent Charlesworth, Portfolio Holder for Social Inclusion and Community Cohesion at the City Council.

He said: “The City Council is doing all it can to help people in these difficult financial times and is pleased to wholly support the Credit Union movement, particularly in Abbey ward.”

Paul Carrick, Neighbourhood Manager at the City of Lincoln Council, added: “LincUp provides a great way to save small regular amounts, which soon build up.

“Visiting the Abbey Neighbourhood Office may also give you the chance to be signposted to other valuable City Council services such as benefits advice and the Health Trainers, or to other organisations like the Citizens Advice Bureau.

“This service can make a huge difference to people’s lives. It can help get their financial situation in order, enlighten them on the benefits they might be entitled to, which can help lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle.”

LincUp is based all around the county, so anyone can use the service. Other points in Lincoln include:

  • Birchwood Access Centre, LN6 0QB
  • 390 High Street, LN5 7SS
  • North Kesteven Sports Centre, Moor Lane, LN6 9AX
  • St Giles Community Centre, Swift Gardens, LN2 4ND
  • Moorland Community Centre, Moorland Avenue, LN6 7JJ

More info on LincUp can be found by calling 01522 845100. You can get in touch with the Abbey Neighbourhood Office on 01522 541470.

Source: City of Lincoln Council