100 signatures reached
To: TSB BANK
PLEASE SIGN - SAY NO TO CLOSURE OF TSB BRANCH GLYNNEATH
WITHDRAW THEIR DECISION TO CLOSE THE BRANCH AT GLYNNEATH
Why is this important?
I see on your website that you are closing our local branch Glynnneath in Feb next year.
It also says that the next available bank is in Swansea 16.4miles away .........
or Measteg 9.6miles away.
If you are working on these calculations, THEY ARE WRONG.
IT STATES ON YOUR WEBSITE THAT OUR BRANCH IS IN NEATH AGAIN, WRONG!!!
IT IS IN GLYNNEATH - over 10miles further up The Valley than NEATH.
Swansea is 21miles away or 3hr round trip by bus
Maesteg is 24.1 miles or a 5hr 30mins round trip by bus !!
This is without waiting around for a bus to arrive.
The population of our village/small town is nearly 4,300. It has a very large quota of elderly people.
They do not have the ability to travel even the shortest of those choices.
Most do not possess the ability to use your online facilities.
They find this action of closure totally dicscriminatory against the elderly and those with mobility issues. An absolute betrayal of their loyalty to you over many years.
Many do not have children living near to be able to help.
This bank has been the mainstay of this village.
You are the only bank of any kind left with 11miles of our village. I therefore urge you please reconsider this action.
I understand that financial decisions have to be made, but, there are also moral issues here.
The people of Glynneath have supported your bank for decades and feel totally abandoned at this decision.
Hopefully now, you are more aware of the huge impact your decision will have on our community.
Please would you reconsider your decision.