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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 May, 2004, 09:54 GMT 10:54 UK
Town finally gets a cash machine
Planners had said an ATM could detract from the town's character
An Essex town has finally been given its first cash machine after years of being a "cashless" community.

Residents in the port of Harwich had been forced to travel to Dovercourt to use an ATM - angering traders who said their customers were being forced away.

But now a cash machine has been installed in The Billy pub, West Street, Harwich.

Plans to install a machine at the town's post office were rejected over claims it would spoil the building.

Jolene Janda, landlady at the Billy, said there had been an overwhelming demand for the machine.

Now Harwich, which had been without a means of getting cash since its last bank closed a few years ago, may get two cashpoints.

Plans to install another ATM in the town are being considered by local councillors.

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