Access to banks in Scotland – have your say

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Parliament)

The big issue

The UK Parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee wants to hear your experiences of accessing financial services in Scotland.

The Committee is examining how access to financial services in Scotland has changed since last year, and what impact ATM and bank closures have had on rural communities.

As a community that has recently had a bank branch closure, your experience would be welcomed.

How can you help?

Send a written submission. The deadline for submissions is Monday 25 March 2019.

The Scottish Affairs Committee is following up on its previous work on bank closures and ATM networks in Scotland by launching a short inquiry into access to financial services.

Your answers don’t have to be long and they don’t have to cover all of the questions – even if you only feel able to answer one question, we want to hear from you.  Questions include:

  • What challenges are there to accessing financial services in Scotland?
  • What impact have recent bank branch closures, and the changes in ATM funding, had on access to financial services in Scotland?
  • How practical are alternative methods of accessing financial services, such as online banking or mobile branch banking?
  • What impact has reductions to the interchange fee had in Scotland?
  • How effective is the Financial Inclusion Programme, at ensuring access to cash is available in more remote areas?
  • How effective have financial services regulators been, in ensuring continued access to financial services in Scotland?

Read more about the inquiry.

What are select committees?

Find out more about select committees, how they affect Government policy and how they can get involved: learn more about select committees.

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City Plan 2030 – NE of Edinburgh Community Spring Briefing – Monday 4 March 2019

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council, with apologies for delay in posting) 

We invite you to join the City Plan team to find out more about the latest progress of City Plan 2030.   We will be updating you on the timetable for City Plan 2030, in particular the forthcoming consultation stage.  That will be when you can let us know your thoughts and views about the choices for the new plan.

We are keen to connect with other community and amenity groups e.g. Residents Associations, Friends of groups, youth groups etc.  It would be great if you would invite and bring along representatives of other community and amenity groups to this session.  We would ask you or they get in touch with us directly to book a place, so we can know in advance if we have enough space.

  • Date: Monday 4 March 2019
  • Time: 6pm – 7.30pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.45pm.
  • Venue: Piershill Library, 30 Piersfield Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 7BQ

Map of Venue

If you would like to participate, please book your place by contacting the City Plan team either by email to cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk or phone 0131 529 4692.

Please note that the City Plan team are unable to comment on any live or individual planning applications during the session.

Judith Fordham
Development Plan Support Officer

City Plan team| Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG| Tel 0131 529 4692 | email:cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030

LHNCC minutes: January 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 6.30pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, Thursday 30 January 2019

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 30 January 2019 at 5:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Continue reading