STAFF and dignitaries celebrated half a century of helping people across Sedgemoor with the 50th anniversary of the Sedgemoor Citizens Advice Bureau.

The team have just moved their headquarters to Clarence House right in the middle of Bridgwater and over 80 people showed up to celebrate the move as well as their birthday.

Joan Saddington, CEO, said: “It is an honour to lead such a worthwhile charity and every one of the trustees, management team, caseworkers and volunteers makes a difference to the people of Sedgemoor on a daily basis.

“Over the years the needs of local people have changed and we have been able to adapt our service to meet those needs.

“To still be in existence after 50 years is a massive achievement and we look forward to helping more people in the next 50 years”

Bridgwater Mayor Dave Loveridge officially cut the ribbon opening the new office. He said: “We are very lucky the Citizens Advice Bureau has got accessible buildings in the centre of town where people can find them.

“It is a wonderful organisation and they are most welcome here. As Mayor of Bridgwater they have my full backing.”

The Sedgemoor Citizen’s Advice Bureau is an independent charity which helps over 5,000 people every year.