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Post: #1   PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:55 am Reply with quote
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Rural residents to protest over local co-op closures
By Evie Andreou

Several rural communities have started to protest over the decision to close
their local co-op branches, including Xylofagou and Lymbia.

The closing down at the end of this month of the Co-op branch in the village of
Lymbia in the Nicosia district that borders the buffer zone is “like a second
[Turkish] invasion”, community leader Michalis Georgiou said on Thursday.

The community council is organising a protest on Saturday morning outside the
Co-op bank’s branch in Lymbia, the only bank outlet in the village.

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:15 am Reply with quote
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Its getting like the UK no banks or post offices in rural communities, so pensioners need to travel to other parts to get their money.
If they cant drive its try to get a lift or catch the infrequent bus services.
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We had a bank account in our village at a nearby branch of the Co-Op now closed, a great shame as we could walk down to that bank, now we have several mile drive to a Hellenic bank.

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