Council Chair reacts to closure of First Trust bank branches in Mid Ulster.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson, has called the closure of the banks ‘a loss to our high streets’:
“News that the First Trust branches in both Cookstown and Magherafelt are to close is a blow first and foremost to the staff concerned, to the local economy and a loss to our high streets.
“These banks have been part of our town centres for many years and, while we know that people access banking services in many different ways now, there are still many local people who value the accessibility and personalised service that a branch provides.
“We await further detail on the potential job losses locally and any action we can take to alleviate the impact”.