A financial lifeline to many in West Leeds has announced three emergency measures to allow members to still access its services during to Coronavirus outbreak.
The volunteer-run Bramley and West Leeds Credit Union has temporarily closed its base in the former council housing office in Bramley due to the Coronavirus outbreak. A spokesperson said:
“To ensure that we can continue to meet our members’ needs for savings and lending facilities, we’ll carry on providing our services via other channels.”
There are three ways you can access services until the office re-opens:
- Members can write to West Leeds & Bramley Credit Union, c/o The Presbytery, Kings Approach, Bramley, Leeds LS13 2DX. Post will be picked up daily.
- People can also get in touch via email – firstname.lastname@example.org. This e-mail account is monitored on a regular basis.
- Or you can reach them by phone on 07976 492945 (Monday to Friday between 4pm and 6pm only).
A members’ announcement added:
“Please note that for the protection of your savings and to secure the interests of all members of the Credit Union, we can only act on written instructions received by post. We advise you to use e-mail only for general enquiries and not to share any personal details on this channel.”
Updates will appear on the website.
About the Credit Union
West Leeds and Bramley Credit Union is a Savings Club for local people.
Credit Unions are also known as ‘community banks’. This is because they work in local communities and provide a useful way to:
- save small amounts regularly
- borrow various amounts at a low-interest rate when the need arises.
Anyone who lives or works in West Leeds and Bramley can become a member.
The West Leeds and Bramley Credit Union is run by volunteers trained up from membership.