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,
residents do depend on the bank and especially those people without
transport will find it very difficult if the branch closes.”