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An AM and MP are seeking urgent talks with Barclays bosses amid growing fears that the last remaining bank in their constituency could close.

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates contacted the company after it confirmed opening hours in Llangollen will be cut to three days a week, sparking fresh concerns about its future.

“I am now seeking urgent talks with the company, as I’m seriously concerned that this is a step towards closing the last remaining bank in Clwyd South,” said Mr Skates. Read more “Urgent talks sought over Llangollen bank fears”

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Assembly Member Ken Skates has called on health chiefs to rethink plans to cut a ‘vital’ doctor’s surgery grant.

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates has written to Gary Doherty, chief executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, after it emerged the £52,000 Rural Support Payment grant to Corwen Family Practice could be withdrawn. Read more “Ken Skates AM calls on health board to rethink Corwen surgery grant cut”

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Community leaders have called for assurances over the long-term future of the only remaining bank in their town.

County councillor Graham Timms has contacted Barclays after it emerged the company wants to reduce opening hours in Llangollen to three days a week from July 24.

“We simply cannot lose this bank. I will be writing to Jonathan Brenchley, Barclays’ head of corporate relations in Wales, to try and get some answers,” said Cllr Timms. Read more “Calls for assurances over Llangollen’s last bank”

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Changes to bus services could cut ‘lifelines’ for residents in Wrexham’s outlying villages, say an MP and AM.

Susan Elan Jones and Ken Skates have written to Arriva, Wrexham Council and the Traffic Commissioner about the company’s plans to restrict some of its routes from June 25, which have been heavily criticised by disgruntled service users. Read more “Clwyd South AM and MP challenge changes to Arriva bus routes in Wrexham”

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Assembly Member Ken Skates has praised a fast-growing food firm which is set to more than double its workforce.

Wholebake recently won planning permission to build a £14m state-of-the-art premises near its current base at Ty’n-y-Llidiart Industrial Estate in Corwen, which would see its number of employees rise from 122 to 255. Read more “Fast-growing Corwen firm commits future to Clwyd South”