AN MP has launched a campaign to see the reintroduction of cash machines in Prestatyn High Street.

The closure of all bank branches in the town has resulted its High Street being left without a single cash point. At a time when Prestatyn High Street is thriving with independent businesses, banks have left the town in quick succession.

Currently, cash points remain on the shopping park and M&S and Tesco, however they can fall out of service while many businesses, residents and charities depend on cash.

Dr James Davies, MP for Vale of Clwyd, has met with Link and has written to four separate cash machine providers to ask them to consider placing a free to use ATM in the High Street.

He has also written to all businesses throughout the High Street to obtain any expressions of interest in hosting an ATM at their premises.

Dr Davies has now launched a Cash Machines campaign and would encourage anyone who feels similarly to support the campaign and let their voices be heard.

Campaign postcards can be collected from shops throughout Prestatyn High Street and can be completed and emailed to Dr Davies.

He said: “I feel strongly that in a town such as Prestatyn, residents, businesses and visitors should be able to access cash.

“Prestatyn is a retail hub for North Wales, but the closure of multiple bank branches has led to the number of cashpoints in our High Street reducing from six to zero over the past five years. The remaining cash points are often out of service or have run out of cash due to the excessive demand placed on them.

“I am working hard to return at least one cash point back to the High Street and would appreciate any support for my campaign.”

The MP said he has spoken to the relevant Minister at the Treasury to encourage the Government to adopt national policy to address this issue.

Anyone who wishes to add their support to the campaign can complete the form here, by emailing or calling 01745 888920.