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Community Access to Cash in Cambuslang

EDM (Early Day Motion) 627: tabled on 17 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.