THREE housing offices in Huddersfield have been axed.
The Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) branches in Almondbury, Newsome and at Byram Street, near the town centre, are now shut.
Staff have moved into KNH's new office at New Street in the town centre.
The moves are part of long-term plans to provide more staff in a central location with better facilities.
And councillors in Almondbury and Newsome say the decision should not cause problems.
Clr Ann Denham, for Almondbury, said: "It hasn't come up as an issue with people I've spoken to.
"For some people it will probably be easier to get to the one in town.
"The idea is that people should be able to contact the office and arrange for officers to come out to see them. That's better than them being sat behind their desks."
Fellow Almondbury councillor John Smithson added: "The Fernside estate is the biggest in Almondbury and it's a bit of a trek up to the old office from there anyway, so it's more convenient for people from there to get into town.
"Having said that, I do regret its closure, because it's an important local service."
Newsome councillor Andrew Cooper said the office in his ward had not been taking rent collections for several months.
He added: "The opening hours have been limited for some time now and it hasn't been heavily used by people in the neighbourhood."
KNH neighbourhood operations manager Jacky Thomas said: "We know that the changes will take people a little while to get used to, but we're confident the new arrangements will help us provide better customer service.
"Wherever possible, we'd like to see people in their own homes, where they're most comfortable, but we've also tried to provide lots of ways for customers to get in touch with us."
The new contact number for customers in Almondbury, Colne Valley and Newsome is 01484 416500.
Customers in Dalton and Huddersfield central should call 226953.
The number for Deighton remains the same, 234270.