House of Commons
Community Access to Cash in Cambuslang
EDM #627
Tabled 17 June 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House welcomes the announcement that Cambuslang will become one of two pilot areas for the Community Access to Cash scheme in Scotland; understands that Cambuslang’s community banking infrastructure has been decimated over recent years, with multiple closures of bank branches, including TSB, Clydesdale and RBS, and withdrawal of free-to-use cash machines on Cambuslang Main Street; believes that this pilot scheme will bring back much-needed facilities to restore cash for those who rely on it for day-to-day payments, and will encourage residents to shop locally to help small business recover from the economic shock generated by the coronavirus pandemic; congratulates John Bachtler, Mark Lauterburg and Cambuslang Community Council on spearheading the application to the Community Access to cash scheme and hopes that the scheme will generate long-lasting solutions to preserve cash transactions for those that need them most.