A public meeting was held in Hathersage Memorial Hall on Thursday 27th September that was attended by Ruth George MP for High Peak and Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP for Derbyshire Dales. The meeting had been publicised up and down the Hope Valley and many of the Parish Councils were represented at the meeting along with residents from various villages. As a result of this meeting the Clerk for Hathersage Parish Council was asked to write to the Chairman of RBS and copy the letter to both MPs. The letter can be downloaded here. Ruth George MP is meeting with the Chair of RBS at the Houses of Parliament later this month to discuss his companies proposals and the impact that it is going to have on an area like Derbyshire.
If you feel any way strongly about the impact that RBS’ proposals will have on you please write to your MP and/or the Chair of RBS.
At the Peak Park Parishes Forum in Bakewell last Saturday (29th September) this issue was discussed further and it was noted that if this proposal goes ahead as published, the Peak District National Park, the second most visited National Park in the world and an area of 555 sq miles will have only ONE bank within its boundary to service the residents and many thousands of visitors.
Please do read the letter above to understand some of the issues that are being raised.