Eden South Lakeland finds new home
01 Dec 17
Eden and South Lakeland Credit Union celebrated its arrival into Kendal's Town Hall following a period based at Sandylands Methodist Church. The Town Hall makes the credit union service more accessible to users.
A Volunteer for Eden & South Lakeland Credit Union, Hilary Claxton, hopes that the new accessible location will give the credit union a boost. Hilary said: "It's in a central location and it makes it accessible to all, it’s easy for everyone, but also Kendal Town Council and South Lakeland District Council are supporting us financially and morally to start up what is essentially a community bank. That's very important to us because it gives us credibility locally."
Currently, the credit union has more than 600 members who are saving more than £400,000 and borrowing approximately £144,000 between them. To mark the start of union in the town hall, a celebration was held among the founders, volunteers, supporters and members.