Friday, August 11, 2006

Getting the Benefit

Shoppers in Margate can find out whether they're getting the benefits that they're entitled to at two special roadshows being held over the next couple of weeks.

Thanet Council's Benefits team will be in Somerfield in College Walk on the mornings of Monday 14 and Tuesday 22 August between 8.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.  

They will be offering advice on the different types of benefit available, including Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit, and giving out information and application packs to shoppers.

Cllr. Zita Wiltshire, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Customer Services, said: "It's vital that everyone who should be receiving some form of benefit is getting exactly what they're entitled to. We appreciate that people may not realise that help is available for them and that people don't always want to come into the Council offices to discuss their personal details, which is why our officers are heading out into Somerfield, so that they can talk informally to people. I hope that shoppers will take this opportunity to check out the information on offer and find out whether they are entitled to claim any benefits that they are not currently receiving."


stuart said...


Whatever next?

Sandy & Co will be in Tesco Extra the week after paying for everyones shopping.


Anonymous said...

It is a pity that TDC is not as assiduous in preventing benefit fraud as peddling benefits in a manner resembling our local pushers.

Anonymous said...

Its also a pity that TDC aren't so keen to provide the services that council tax payers pay them to carry out.
Its all very well trying to give even more money away to claimants but what about the rest of us who work hard to pay our council tax yet are denied clean streets and adequate policing on antisocial behaviour issues.

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the council are running roadshows to find more depravates to give money to! For god's sake, why not spend the money dragging the 'Somerfield Shoppers' off to some sort of educational experience to try and get them off the dole!

I so have to leave Thanet.....