Fighting Nationwide Closures

Labour Party members campaigning against the closure of Nationwide branches, autumn 2010

Labour Party members campaigning against the closure of Nationwide branches, autumn 2010

Greenwich and Woolwich Labour Party has criticised Nationwide for planning to close its branches in Blackheath, Greenwich and Woolwich, and most of its other South East London branches. Labour Party members strongly urge Nationwide to reconsider the decision to close local branches.

Following the resolution adopted by Greenwich and Woolwich Labour Party on the Nationwide branch closures in Greenwich, Blackheath and Woolwich, local MP Nick Raynsford raised the issue in a debate in the House of Commons on Friday.

Greenwich, Blackheath, Woolwich, Lewisham, Catford, Peckham and Elephant & Castle Nationwide branches are planned for closure by the end of May this year. This means that every single Nationwide branch in inner South East London will shut, whereas all branches in the leafy outer London suburbs of Bromley and Bexley will be unaffected.

Nick Raynsford MP said: “I was shocked when I heard of Nationwide’s decision, and even more so when it became clear that they were indifferent to the concerns of their customers across such a large part of our capital city – an area with a population of almost 670,000. How can a building society, with cooperative roots and a supposed commitment to mutual banking, effectively walk away from the whole of the inner South East London region?“.

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One Response to Fighting Nationwide Closures

  1. Pingback: After 16 years as a Labour councillor in Blackheath and Westcombe Park, Alex Grant says thank you and goodbye | Blackheath Westcombe Labour

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