Vila Nova de Famalicão Town Hall is ensuring that such a basic and essential service as that provided by an ATM is available close to the population. Since 2022, the Municipality has already supported five parishes in the municipality that do not have this equipment in the construction costs of the structure to install the service. The municipal financial support has already exceeded 62 thousand euros.
Only in the last meeting of the Council, which took place this Thursday, March 9, was approved the support for the construction of three structures for the installation of an ATM in the parishes of Landim, Castelões and Oliveira Santa Maria, a municipal investment corresponding to 38,000 €.
In 2022, municipal support totalling €24.3 thousand was given to Mogege and to the Parish Councils of Gondifelos, Cavalões and Outiz, with, in the latter case, the equipment having been installed in Cavalões.
In addition to these cases, is still expected to go to the approval of the City Council in the coming weeks, at least four more requests for support from Parish Councils of famalicenses, requesting the support of the Municipality to ensure an expense not supported by banking institutions that, remember, over the past few years, have been closing branches all over the country in order to mitigate costs, but that has penalized local populations.
"These days, an ATM is an essential service for any parish community", says the Mayor, Mário Passos. "This help from the municipality may seem insignificant in terms of amount, but it has a great impact on the lives of citizens", he stresses.