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Save Our Santander

Santander plans to close its Parkhead Forge branch on 27 June 2019—abandoning the local community.

Many local residents have told me that they cannot understand this decision and I agree. As a Santander customer myself, I know just how busy this branch is and the decision to close it makes no logical sense.

I've gathered together a petition from hundreds of local residents and have subsequently presented it to bank bosses at Santander headquarters in London.

Thank you to all of those who took the time to sign and support my campaign.

Text of the petition

We the undersigned petition Santander UK plc to urgently review its decision to close its Glasgow Forge Shopping Centre branch.

The Parkhead branch is an essential local resource with a high footfall. If closed, it will leave the East end of Glasgow without a Santander office. The closest branch in Rutherglen is not easily accessible without a car and as a result, a high proportion of Santander customers in the East end of Glasgow will be seriously disadvantaged and left without proper banking access.

We therefore call on you to put the interests of your customers’ and of the Glasgow East community first by keeping this branch open.