Short of cash? Britain’s lowest ATM is just 15 INCHES off the ground

March 24, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Short of money? This might be just the cashpoint you need – 15 INCHES off the ground.

The dwarf-height dispenser – thought to be the lowest in Britain – has appeared outside a Sainsbury’s Local.

And as the only one available outside the Nottingham branch customers have been left with little choice about using it.

A customer crouches down at what is through to be Britain's lowest ATM

A customer crouches down at what is through to be Britain’s lowest ATM

People have to bend, squat or kneel to get down to the level of the keypad and screen.

Musician Steve Drury, 27, saw the ATM as he toured with his band and posted a photo on his Facebook.

He wrote: “Strange place Nottingham, they have midget cash points!”

He added: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. It was just so low to the ground and a man using it was squatting to try to get his money out.

Saindbury's recently installed the cash point at a branch in Nottingham

Saindbury’s recently installed the cash point at a branch in Nottingham

The cash machine is just 15 inches off the ground

The cash machine is just 15 inches off the ground

“The poor guy must have done his back in. It was so low it looked incredibly uncomfortable.

“It was quite funny though, so I had to take a picture and put it up.”

Molly Kate Hancock commented: “This makes no sense!”

The Sainsbury’s Finance ATM appears to be too low for wheelchair users.

A spokesman for World of Mobility, a local shop selling wheelchairs and mobility scooters, said: “Our wheelchairs are 30 inches up from the ground to the seat.

“That means the cash point would need to be at least 30 inches up, plus another 10 inches for someone to be able to reach the keys.”

Sainsbury’s said: “The ATM is located on a hill which caused it to be built so low to the ground.

“We have never had any customer complaints about this but we are looking at solutions to re-locate it.”

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