Shropshire Star

Elderly couple unable to top up electricity in cashless Craven Arms

A Shropshire MP has backed a Government scheme to protect access to cash, after an elderly couple in the county were left with no electricity due to lack of cash machines in a market town.

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There is a lack of ATMs in Craven Arms

Philip Dunne MP said access to cash remains a concern for many in rural areas such as South Shropshire and has backed Government measures introduced last month.

His words come after a constituent of Mr Dunne said his elderly in-laws were left with no electricity due to there being limited access to cash in Craven Arms.

The man, who didn't want to be named, said his ageing parents-in-law were unable to top up their electric due to the lack of banks, building societies and ATMs in the market town.

He said his in-laws asked him for his help after being told they could not top up their electricity card with a debit card.