I am thrilled to announce that, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Ferryhill community, LINK has recommended a banking hub for our region! This fantastic news follows passionate calls for an access to cash review, and I'm immensely proud of everyone who made their voice heard.
The hub, set up by Cash Access UK, will offer essential banking services, including counter services for major banks managed by the Post Office and dedicated areas for face-to-face consultations with community bankers. This development represents a significant victory for financial inclusion and demonstrates the power of a united community.
This is just the beginning. I remain committed to ensuring Ferryhill has access to vital financial services and will continue working closely with LINK and all relevant parties to bring this banking hub to life. As the news officially breaks tomorrow, I encourage everyone to celebrate this achievement and look forward to the brighter financial future this hub promises for our community.