Campaign to save banks

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OPPOSITION councillors are campaigning to save three NatWest Sheffield branches due to close next week.

If the branches were to shut on July 13, many residents would be left with an unacceptable distance to an alternative local branch, which will prove particularly difficult and expensive for elderly people on a low incomes, Liberal Democrats say.

Councillors have lodged a motion for debate at tomorrow’s full council meeting opposing the closure of branches at Bradway, Highfield and Earl Street in the city centre.

Lib Dem deputy leader Colin Ross said: “I’m extremely concerned that local residents, including many I represent in Bradway, will be badly affected by these closures.

“Accessible banking services are vital for keeping our shopping centres healthy.”