Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore have advised The Edenbridge & Westerham Citizens Advice Bureau (the CAB) on its move to the newly constructed £2.9 million community centre in Edenbridge, named “The Eden Centre”.
The new centre constructed by Kent County Council aimed to bring together several community organisations under one roof. Apart from the Citizens Advice Bureau the new centre includes a library, a church, youth and families and social care services. There are also a number of meeting rooms available for use on an occasional basis by other organisations.
Speaking of the advice provided by Thomson Snell and Passmore, Graham Coldman, a trustee and the Chairman of The Edenbridge & Westerham CAB said:
At a time when CAB funding is being cut more and more year on year, Thomson Snell & Passmore understood that, whilst we were very keen to move, our primary concern was to ensure the survival of the Bureau for the benefit of community; we could not over expose ourselves or take on unnecessary financial risks.
Laura Keatley’s careful advice and negotiation of the documentation ensured that there would be no nasty surprises and TSP’s team brought everything together quickly allowing the CAB to occupy the Eden Centre as soon as possible after its completion.
We are delighted that we now have the additional space and resources of a modern facility. Working alongside other agencies we hope to be able to provide an even better service to our clients.
We are immensely grateful for the support we have had from Thomson Snell & Passmore over many years, not only on this project but also with their lawyers providing pro bono advice to many of our clients. TSP has been an extremely good friend to this Bureau.