by Iain Roberts on 14 July, 2015
Cllr Keith Holloway has slammed Barclays for refusing to help Gatley residents who face losing the last bank in the village after meeting with the company.
Barclays plan to close their branch – the last bank in Gatley – on 21st August. Cllr Holloway’s petition opposing the closure has been signed by over a thousand people, but so far the bank is refusing the budge.
“Barclays are keen to parade their community credentials – right up to the moment it might cost them some money.” Cllr Holloway said. “When the branch closes, traders will no longer be able to pay in cash in the village. The bank claims elderly people can all switch to online banking but the two ‘tea and teach’ sessions they’ve held in the village have been a complete failure with not a single person turning up.”
Cllr Holloway and a Gatley Village Partnership representative met with Barclays on Monday 13th July but the meeting was fruitless.
“We went into the meeting keen to discuss how Barclays could support the 9,000 residents of Gatley. I was very disappointed that they were unwilling to even discuss options.” Keith said.
Keith, Liberal Democrat councillor for Cheadle and Gatley, has vowed to continue the campaign.16 Comments