Lulworth Camp is in a remote part of Dorset. It is a Ministry of Defence army barracks with around 2,600 troops through the camp, most of who have no cars and rely on public transport. There are also about 1,500 families and service personnel who are permanently on camp. The closest village is West Lulworth which has a population of around 700 people, and which is also a famous tourist spot as it is situated on the Jurassic coast. Access to cash is a real issue for the families that live on the camp and recruits who train there, with no onsite banking or ATM facilities.
Lulworth Camp is piloting several solutions to support army camp residents, The services being piloted are:
A new Post Office which can support basic banking transactions. On Camp there is now a Post Office service, which can support basic banking services such as cash withdrawal and cash and cheque deposits. You can also pay bills here, whether by cash or other means, and small businesses can order and collect floats. You can use this service regardless of who you bank with – for a full list of participating banks click here.
Opening hours are 12pm – 4pm on a Wednesday.
ATM. There is now a free to use ATMs on Lulworth. No need to pay to get access to your own money. This service is open for local residents and the wider community.
Guide to what your bank can offer you. The banks offer a wide range of services that most people don’t know about. In fact, as we’ve set up these pilots, we had requests for a lot of services – and found that many are already offered. We’ve written a short guide to these services, and how they can help you.