MSP and Councillors seek review of criteria which excludes Kirriemuir and Monifieth.
Today (1st February 2024), local representatives from the Scottish Parliamentary and local Council levels have written to Cash Access UK to argue for banking hubs in Kirriemuir and Monifieth. Graeme Dey MSP, Councillor Julie Bell and Councillor Lloyd Melville penned the letter after a meeting with Cash Access UK, in which the organisation said both towns would not qualify for the innovative enterprises.
In their letter (in full at the bottom of this post), the local politicians highlighted both the withdrawal of mobile banking from Kirriemuir, and the closure of more bank branches in the vicinity of Monifieth, as a “material change in circumstances” since the previous meeting.
They are seeking a review of the current criteria after these developments, which they say “strengthen the case” for banking hubs in the two towns. This follows the opening of banking hubs in Carnoustie in Brechin, which provide expanded access to cash and financial services for residents. The local representatives say this has had a “significant positive impact”.
Commenting, Graeme Dey MSP said:
Councillor Julie Bell said:
Councillor Lloyd Melville said:
Letter in full below: