Today I received a letter from the manager of Lloyds Bank saying that the Hall Green branch is to close on 8.6.16.
I believe there is no other bank inside the Hall Green Ward.
It is suggested that I can visit Acocks Green or Solihull.
I fins this very worrying. Communities are built around institutions like banks , churches , schools , post offices , doctors surgeries & the Library. We are becoming more atomised by the changes that seemingly we have no control over.
Well I think we should consider what we want as a community & fight for it. I hope you will join with me in writing to Lloyds Bank & asking them to reconsider. You may say this is fruitless & a waste of time. Well if we don’t tell people what we think they will just do as they wish. Lloyds , founded in Birmingham , has a long & honourable place in banking in this city. We should not just stand by & let it happen. This is also a human tragedy for the many employees lost .
Time for Hall Green to show what it thinks I believe. This the last bank ( I believe ) & we really could do without another takeaway outlet. Steve Gove-Humphries