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Castletown and Peel to protest IoM bank branch closures

Demonstrations planned for Friday and Saturday

Communities in Castletown and Peel are set to protest the closure of their Isle of Man Bank branches later this week.

They're to shut early next year, but disappointed residents are petitioning parent bank RBS International in an attempt to reverse the decision.

One of those is former Castletown Commissioner Alwyn Collister, who's also behind plans for a demonstration in the town square on Friday (18 Sep).

He says emotions are running high:

A similar protest has been planned outside the branch in Peel on Saturday at 10:30am.

It's backed by local MHKs, including Geoffrey Boot, who's demanding answers:

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