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Calls To Save Bell Green Bank From Closure

Politicians in north east Coventry have pledged to fight plans to close a branch of bank they say is a vital service for the community.

They fear that residents in Bell Green who rely on being able to get to the Lloyds / TSB branch in Riley Square could face huge difficulties if the closure goes ahead.

The branch has been earmarked for closure as part of a national streamlining programme by the bank.

Local councillors and constituency MP Bob Ainsworth reacted with dismay when they heard of the closure plans.

They have now called for a meeting with regional managers at the bank to discuss the plans.

They are to urge bosses at the bank to have a re-think.

Mr Ainsworth said:

”I know that there have been problems in the area, however, I would like to know if there is any way that we can save this facility.

“It is essential not only for providing a necessary service to the community, but also for the shopping area to flourish.”

Cllr George Duggins (Lab, Longford) added:

“Local residents do depend on the bank and especially those people without transport will find it very difficult if the branch closes.”
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CWN / Politics / MPs / Bob Ainsworth  / 25 Sep 00

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