Last week at their regular meeting Nairn River Community Council discussed the recent launch of a series of HIE Surveys on Banking provision in the Highlands.
The surveys are about local bank branch closures. The findings will be used to gather feedback from individual households, businesses and community groups in areas to be affected by the closures. HIE has commissioned the Indigo House Group to carry out the work as part of a wider study into the social and economic importance of access to local banks.
HIE are urging individuals, community groups and businesses in your communities to complete the surveys, web links for which are included below.
Surveys can be made available by hard copy, and HIE would welcome communities’ help in distributing these. Please contact Indigo House if your community would like hard copies for completion. The email address to obtain hard copies is firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available on the Highlands and Islands Enterprise website where you can read more about the study.
Please see the survey links below.
Business survey –
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Access_to_Banking_Businesses Access to Banking Services in Rural Communities - Survey of Businesses
Residents survey –
Community groups survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Access_to_Banking_Community_Organisations Access to Banking Services in Rural Communities - Survey of Community Organisations/ Groups