Petition launched against proposed closure of Cheshire Building Society branch (From Warrington Guardian)
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Plans to close Cheshire Building Society branch in Culcheth opposed
1:20pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 in News
A PETITION, protesting against plans to close the Cheshire Building Society branch, has been launched in Culcheth.
Janet Lee, who runs the Culcheth Newsagents, has launched the campaign to ask the company to reconsider its decision.
Branches in Stockton Heath and Bramhall are also earmarked for closure.
Culcheth councillor Chris Vobe (Lab) says the decision has been met with anger.
He added: "Cheshire Building Society is a well-used facility here in the village. The decision to close this branch is just barmy! That's why this petition is so important, because it shows the strength of feeling from people here against these plans.
"I'm pleased to have added my name, and I'd encourage everyone to take a few moments to add theirs when they visit the Jackson Avenue shops.
“In these tough times, it is important that we make sure services and facilities are not taken away from our community.
"We can't force Cheshire Building Society to change their minds, but we can certainly make the case."
Clr Vobe has pledged to write to Cheshire Building Society to ask them to re-consider their decision, and has also called for one of their senior representatives to visit the village to accept the petition.
Petition forms are available for Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft residents in shops throughout the village.