A PROJECT to help vulnerable residents is set to arrive in Harwich.

Winter Warmers pop-up shop, which helped more than 400 people in Clacton last year in two weeks, is moving to Tendring Council’s office in Waddesdon Road and will open at 10am on Monday February 10.

The store collects food, clothes, blankets and other goods from businesses and members of the public and hands them out to families on benefits and low incomes in the area.

Winter Warmers is an initiative run by the Prince Trust, Citizens Advice Bureau and Tendring Council and the Harwich edition will also be supported by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s community connector Les Nicoll.

The council’s member for Health and Community Safety Lynda McWilliams said: “This was a massive hit in Clacton and far exceeded our expectations both in donations and take up.

“Stock will now be transferred over to Harwich and we will be looking for further items to ensure that we can help as many families as possible.”