HSBC Bank Closure Update

Simon Baynes, the Welsh Conservative Assembly Candidate for Clwyd South, and a team of local helpers distributed 1,500 copies of their Residents’ Survey on Community Banking in Chirk and Ruabon today. Demand from shops, local businesses and residents was very strong for the surveys and shows the depth of concern in the communities about the HSBC branch closures.


Simon Baynes is working with local residents concerned about the branch closures, such as Lynne Hughes in Chirk who has the shop M.G.Hughes Fruit & Veg on Church Street, and Simon has helped organise two public meetings next week:


Chirk on Thursday 14th January at 7pm at the Parish Hall, Chirk, LL14 5NA.

Ruabon on Friday 15th January at 7pm – Saint Mary's Church and Community Hall, Ruabon, LL14 6LE.


Simon Baynes said:


Our Residents Survey on Community Banking in Chirk and Ruabon provides an opportunity for the community to show how important the banks are to their daily lives. There was huge demand for the surveys today and local residents, shops and businesses in both communities are very concerned about the banks’ closures. The Surveys come with a Freepost envelope for their return to us and we will communicate the results to HSBC. The survey can also be filled in on my website -


We are pleased to be working with people locally in both communities in organising these public meetings which will give an opportunity to local residents and businesses to express their worries. We are inviting HSBC to both meetings and hope that representatives can be present next week or on a future occasion to hear their customers’ concerns, many of whom have been loyal and longstanding clients of the bank.