Surveys calling for Canowindra and district residents, traders and community groups to show their support for the Canowindra Community Bank® Project have now arrived in your letterbox towards the end of last week and early this week. If you still have not received one, the agency at Ian Simpson and
Co, in Gaskill Street has some available for completion.
Otherwise you can do this online, following this link: http://www.afsbendigo.com.au/communitysurveys/
Cheryl Newsom, Chairperson said, “The surveys only take approximately 15 minutes to complete, however are an essential part of the process to gauge support for a Community Bank® branch within the Canowindra community.”
“Responses have started to come into the appointed consultants, which is fantastic, however we need at least 200 completed to ensure that we have a wide cross section of the community involved,” said Ms Newsom.
“Today (Thursday), we will have a team of people from Bendigo Bank and AFS in town interviewing local businesses and local people to ensure that we get some feedback on how people see the prospect of having a locally-owned and operated bank here in Canowindra,” continued Cheryl.
“We believe that our community does want the long-term benefits a Community Bank® branch can bring, however we need to back this up with official data to show that it will be viable.”
“Canowindra Community Bank® Branch would offer a full suite of banking services – including savings accounts, home loans and business banking – with the support of Bendigo Bank.”
“The surveys are due in at the end of February and I would urge everybody to complete their survey as soon as possible and return to the address on the survey form.”