The outgoing chairman of Bute Advice Centre has urged Argyll and Bute Council not to make its financial support for the centre a one-off.
The authority approved an award of £20,000 earlier this year to help the centre cope with the end of a long-standing funding arrangement with the Big Lottery Fund.
Bill McQueen, who retired from his post at the centre’s AGM this week, said: “We are a very cheap option as far as the council is concerned, in fire-tending a lot of the grief that would be occurring if we weren’t here. We’re very grateful for the help they have given - and long may it continue.”
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