Welsh Lib Dem Senedd candidate for Pontypridd Steven Rajam and regional candidate for South Wales Central Rodney Berman are calling on HSBC to keep its branch on Ely Valley Road in Talbot Green open.
Following the recent announcement that HSBC intend to close 82 branches across the United Kingdom, including sites in both Pontypridd and Talbot Green, Steven has already contacted the bank to ask them to reverse this decision.
Steven said: “This is a bitter blow for residents of Talbot Green and the local area. The HSBC bank is a vital lifeline for many of our local businesses and elderly residents, some of whom aren’t able to do online banking.
"And with many public-access facilities currently closed due to the pandemic, it's harder than ever for those in socioeconomic hardship to do their banking digitally".
Rodney added: "This closure leaves the HSBC in Cowbridge as the closest local branch - some 5 miles away - and one that's tricky to reach on public transport. It's crucial that the most vulnerable communities, and those in need, should be able to access services and do their banking in person."
If you want to help Steven, Rodney and the RCT Lib Dem team in their campaign to save the HSBC bank in Talbot Green just sign our petition below.
I oppose the closing of the HSBC bank in Talbot Green, as it provides a crucial service for many residents and businesses who otherwise will find it difficult to access banking facilities.