I DECLARE the bank open.
That was pronounced to Maldon residents by primary school students at the Maldon and District Community Bank official reopening.
Students from Maldon, Newstead and Dunolly primary schools cut the ribbon in the ceremonial presentation on the door steps of the new bank on Saturday.
Maldon and District Community Bank chairman Ron Snep said the town had launched into an exciting new and modern era of community banking.
“Today’s school students are tomorrow’s citizens and leaders,” he said.
“They will be steering our community bank and our communities in the future so it’s fitting they officially open our new premises.”
Mr Snep said the new bank was located in the heart of Maldon.
“The bank used to be situated on the outskirts of the CBD,” he said. “Now we are in the centre of town. It means we will be getting a lot more business.”
The bank also features a 24-hour ATM.