READERS may remember that we reported on the decision by Tesco to ask the Lloyds Bank mobile banking service to leave the car park of the Pontarddulais Tesco store (Tesco send black horse packing) at the beginning of July 2018.

At the time the Gower MP Tonia Antoniazzi vowed to get to the bottom of why that decision was made and to fight to retain the service for the community of Pontarddulais.

The MP has been rallying in recent weeks to restore and retain the service. Speaking at the time of the announcement she said:

“For Tesco to ask Lloyds to move out of the car park is a poke in the eye for the people of Pontarddulais. If they think they can implement a UK wide policy, a one size fits all policy on my constituents they have another thing coming. I will be looking into every aspect of the planning application including the ownership and rights of the car park. I have been told quite clearly by representatives of Lloyds Bank that they will continue to provide the service at Tesco in Pontarddulais.”

The MP announced today, Monday (Jul 16) that the service would be remaining in the car park. In a statement she said:

Fighting for banking services: Tonia Antoniazzi MP

“I heard from the Communications Manager for Wales Rhodri Evans this morning that Tesco stores Pontarddulais will continue to allow the Lloyds Mobile Banking to use the car park for the foreseeable future.

“This is a reflection of the commitment that Tesco has to work with the community of Pontarddulais and surrounding areas.

“The store was recognised as being the best in the United Kingdom for its contribution to the local area and I am sure that everyone will be thrilled with this news.”

Anyone wishing to contact the MP can visit her website 

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