SHOCK ANOUNCEMENT BY HSBCLast week the HSBC sent letters to account holders of the Rainhill branch indicating the imminent closure of the Warrington Road site. Your local councillors have been inundated with emails and telephone calls from concerned residents.
WE ARE TOTALLY AGAINST THIS PLAN...!!!
We don't believe that the branch is losing money and that an appropriate reason for closure is because it has been targetted in the past by criminals...!!!
We have immediately contacted and got involved our MP Shaun Woodward and with our campaign team have set up an action plan to fight this. On the 17th January, during the Saturday morning, our campaign team canvassed the local shoppers. We were given 99.6% support for our fight to keep the branch open. We collected over 600 signatures to our petition and were approached by many concerned business and shop owners. Look out for our petitions in local shops and Community Areas - please sign up to the fight.
On Saturday we witnessed a never ending queue to obtain cash from the ATM at the bank, money being spent in the village over the weekend. Obviously this will close with the bank if it does in April 2009. There are no other facilities in the village.
We will be left without a bank where once there were 4...!!! The only cash machines in the village will be ones where residents will be charged. Inevitably, shops will suffer as shoppers go elsewhere where there are cash withdrawing facilities.
Please write or telephone your objections to:
Mr Clive Taylor
Retail Branch Manager
33 Ormskirk Street
St Helens WA10 2SZ
Tel 08455 839728 (local charges apply)