Discussions to turn Chagford's Lloyds Bank into a community asset

By Contributor in Community News

FOLLOWING a community meeting held to discuss the recent closure of the Lloyds Bank in Chagford, a resident has suggested registering the building as a community asset.

At a recent public meeting held in the Jubliee Hall, a number of residents expressed concerns about several closures to services in the town.

The closures included the Natwest branch, Northfield Garage and most recently the Lloyds TSB bank — which was the last existing bank in the town.

Following this news, Chagford resident Susan Harley has suggested registering the recently closed bank as a community asset — meaning that that the community have a right to bid and raise funds to purchase the building.

She said: ‘If successful the building could be an Entrepreneur and Business Hub for anyone looking to start or grow a business in Chagford.’

‘To support the application I need to know what local support this would have, so please let me know your views and ideas.’

To put forward your thoughts and ideas join the ‘Chagford Hub’ Facebook group.

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