A CHURCH is considering offering financial assistance to people struggling with money at the end of the month.

Whitchurch Town Council received a letter from All Hallows Church, in Church Street, Whitchurch, asking if the council knows of people in the town who rely on payday loans.

It said the church was considering offering assistance to “tide people over to stop them going to sharks.”

Councillors suggested that the church publicise the matter in its parish magazine, to see if there is a need for it in the town. Cllr John Wall said: “I think it would be brilliant if it could happen.”