Reassuring rural communities

Reassuring rural communities

With many banks closing up and down the country, Post Office is playing an important role in supporting communities with essential access to cash and banking services. We're spreading awareness through a variety of ways which include social media, press and partnerships. We are also working with Government ministers, inviting them to visit branches and show the range of services we offer.

Christopher (pictured on the right in the image above), Postmaster at Castlebay on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides. The branch is located within the Tea Rooms.

He hosted a visit by John Glen MP (pictured in the middle), Economic Secretary to the Treasury. The Minister was visiting to see the impact bank branch closures has on rural communities at the invite of Angus MacNeil MP (pictured on the left).

Local business people highlighted the impact such bank branch closures has on particularly rural areas.

Mark Gibson from Post Office Public Affairs team supported the visit and said: "Christopher has done a great job in explaining how we can help such communities who find themselves without a bank branch. I know the minister found the visit very useful and informative. You know you are in a rural area when the beach is your runway!"