Petition to Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
Last Bank Standing. Don't let communities lose their only Bank
Banks across the country are rapidly reducing their branch network leaving many communities without any form of banking provision. This is having a huge impact on the vulnerable and mobility impaired, the business community who need to bank their takings regularly, and visitors to the UK who need access to cash. Glastonbury is one of the major sites of pilgrimage in the UK, attracting more than 750,000 visitors a year. In April 2016 it will have no banks left at all. The town of Glastonbury requests that Somerset County Council and the Government debate the importance of towns across Britain retaining at least one Bank branch so the business, residential and visitor communities can maintain the ability to carry out essential transactions.
Petition to Ross McEwan, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Carwyn Jones
Stop the closures of Nat West and RBS banks!!!
RBS are to close 197 Nat West and 62 RBS branches next year, at a cost of an estimated 680 jobs. We need to stand up now and think about our communities, there are many people that will not be able access banking due to these closures, the high street across our country are dying.....post offices are disappearing, the libraries are disappearing, council offices will soon be disappearing, so now the banks are going to go. Our villages are dying, our towns are dying..... are we going to let this carry on!!!! THEY ARE KILLING OUR VILLAGES, NOW THEY ARE KILLING OUR TOWNS. http://ceredigionherald.com/39118/calls-natwest-reconsider-closures/ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/20-natwest-branches-close-wales-13979700 https://news.sky.com/story/full-list-of-natwest-and-rbs-branches-which-will-close-11151127
Petition to Ross McEwan, Jane Howard, Sam Smith
Stop the closure of Natwest Emsworth, the last bank in our town
Emsworth is a bustling coastal town on the south coast of Hampshire, with a thriving independent high street of predominantly locally-owned businesses. It is a town like no other, but sadly has seen the closure of a number of our local banks, with Natwest being the last bank standing. It has recently been announced that Natwest intend to close the Emsworth branch in June 2017, leaving not only our local business owners without a local banking branch, but also meaning thousands of local residents are now faced with making the journey to Havant or Chichester in order to carry out day to day banking. For those without transport, the elderly and the infirm, this will create huge problems and have serious repercussions. Not only this, but this also heralds the closure of one of only three remaining cash machines in Emsworth. Following the closure of Barclays Bank in 2015, local business owners were advised by Natwest that should we change our banking to Natwest, they would not close the Emsworth branch. They have now reneged on this and are set to leave us without a readily accessible bank.The short-sighted decision of Natwest to close this branch sends out a message that our thriving Emsworth economy is not enough to warrant a local bank, which is not the case. The British Bankers' Association protocol requires banks to work with local communities to establish the impact of a branch closures before they close, and Natwest has not consulted the local community or local groups and associations before coming to this decision. This bank provides a pivotal role to the local economy, and provides a vital service to Emsworth residents. We are lobbying the Government to intervene and persuade the chief executive of NatWest to overturn their decision to close this branch. We have been in touch with local MP Alan Mak who we have a good working relationship with, and whohas always supported the Emsworth Business Association. He is already lobbying NatWest with us on this issue, and will help us deliver a joint petition to NatWest in due course. We have also been in contact with the Natwest CEO to try and reverse their decision, but we urge you to lend your voice to our campaign to prevent Natwest from abandoning our community.
Petition to Narendra Modi, Government of India
Declare Emergency Holidays for few days in India
People have died standing in queues in order to obtain cash from ATMs. Without cash, how are people going to perform their daily tasks, jobs, businesses etc. Even bank employees are facing the heat under such circumstances. Why not give the entire country enough time to return to normalcy?Common people have already spent their cash and since they are unable to get it from any source, it will become difficult to stop the chaos outside banks if cash is not provided sooner. Going to offices and attending interviews, meetings has become difficult for the general masses. Thus, in order to avoid further inconvenience, Government of India should consider declaring public holidays for a few days till the time necessary arrangements are made.