I am extremely disappointed that Barclays have ignored calls from the local community to stop the closure of their Faircross Parade Branch.
I have spoken to residents who rely on this bank who are concerned about the impact this closure will have on them. Those residents without access to the internet will have to travel all the way in to the busy town centre to carry out simple banking transactions- such as transferring money.
This is their second branch closure in two years and this will place even more pressure on the already busy Barclays in the town centre.
This week I have written to Barclays urging them to reconsider this ludicrous decision.
You can see the letter I sent below.