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31 August 2020 Posted by 


LOCAL bank branches are the staple of the over 50 age group communities across the Central Coast, but none more so than the Commonwealth Bank at The Entrance.
When the local branch closed “temporarily” because of COVID-19, the community was struggling to cope with many seniors not being able to use online banking.
But when the branch failed to reopen, The Member for The Entrance David Mehan saw red.
More than 400 people have signed a petition prepared by Mr Mehan, calling on the Commonwealth Bank to reopen its branch at The Entrance. 
The Entrance bank branch was temporarily closed in May as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It remains closed. 
It all started when the Commonwealth advised it had temporarily closed 114 branches across the country. 
Complaints of long queues and extensive delays at branches still open have been received by Mr Mehan’s office and many constituents could not access their banking electronically and found the logistics of travelling to their next closest branch tiring.  
“My constituents need a local branch.  It is part of their social connection to their community. “The decision to close has had a negative impact on business activity in The Entrance”.  
“I will continue to press CBA to reopen The Entrance branch” Mr Mehan said.


Michael Walls
P: 0407 783 413
E: Michael@accessnews.com.au

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