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[NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COMMUNITY MESSAGING - Northamptonshire West - 17.13.10 - TOTAL BEATS Bank of England News Rel]
This is a message from Northamptonshire West Police to all residents on behalf of the Crime Prevention Officer for Northampton.
We would like to draw your notice to the recent News Release dated 8 March 2010 featured on the Bank of England website regarding the withdrawal of the Elgar £20 Banknote.
The £20 banknote carrying the portrait of composer Sir Edward Elgar is to be finally withdrawn from circulation from 30 June this year. This note has been gradually replaced by the Adam Smith £20 which was introduced in 2007.
The Bank of England assures holders of the Elgar £20 banknote that they could certainly use the notes up to, and including, 30 June. After that date the note will no longer have 'legal tender' status. The note will not be accepted in payment, or in change, in retail outlets after this date.
For several months from the end of June banks, building societies and Post Offices will accept Elgar £20 notes for deposit to customer accounts and for other customer transactions.
Agreeing to exchange the notes for non-customers is at the discretion of the individual institution. The Bank of England will always give value for these notes (and all other banknotes the Bank has issued).
Please be aware of the potential for criminals to target the elderly and more vulnerable who may have these bank notes in their homes.
Please pass this message on to anyone you think may benefit from this information.
**Northamptonshire Police Contact Details**
Dedicated Watch Line: 01604 XXXXXXX
Northamptonshire Police Switchboard: 101
Alternatively Call Crime Stoppers Anonymously: 0800 555 111