Bank boosts benches in Kilburn High Road

Financial institue says yes to new seating outside branch

OLDER shoppers in Kilburn will be able to take a well-earned rest after a bank bowed to pressure to allow a bench outside one its branches.

Lloyds TSB gave the green light to the new seating on Kilburn High Road after the Times publicised claims they had snubbed a request by the Pensioners Kilburn Older Voices Exchange (KOVE).

KOVE and Cllr Mike Katz (Lab: Kilburn ward) said they have repeatedly tried to get in touch with the bank to discuss the idea – but they had been met with a wall of silence.

However the bank, which received �17billion of public money in one of the UK’s largest ever rescue packages in October 2008, have said yes to the bench.

Cllr Katz said: “Its really great news that Lloyds TSB have agreed to a bench outside their branch.

“Thanks to the Kilburn Times for their help in publishing this issue.”

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KOVE has already put up two seating areas along Kilburn High Road to provide shoppers with a much-needed respite.

The benches, which cost �900 each, have been funded by the Kilburn Area Forum in Camden.