spokesman Derek French said: "It is time this Government came off the fence and showed a real interest in what is happening to communities.
One bank that's continued closing branches this year is Barclays which, according to CCBS
, has axed 18 outlets.
Birds at CCBS
appeared to nest away from areas commonly inundated, perhaps to prevent flooding of nests during heavy rains.
A membership drive was held during the first two weeks of classes and CCBS
lab coats were also sold.
News of the latest contract win for CCBS
follows a year in which it invested PS1m in warehousing and production facilities.
is calling for an end to closures by getting banks to share the cost of services.
, which wants banks to restore branch services including the power to make local lending decisions, said that 2,213 branches have closed since the Millennium and 7,388, or 43% of all branches, since 1990.
has suggested banks research ways to maintain a presence in communities which have lost all their banks.
claims the Government has given banks the "green light" by focusing too much on bonuses and business lending.
Closures could also have a negative impact on the environment if customers are forced to travel further to do their banking, the CCBS
criticised this stance and said it showed the banks were unwilling 'to try profitable solutions, able to help sustain communities and generate shareholder value'.
Banks are closing smaller branches and concentrating customers in fewer and bigger branches, reported the CCBS