It has been brought to my attention that the only bank in Featherstone is due to close this August and leave the town with no banking facilities whatsoever.

The closure of the bank would have a massively detrimental impact on local people and businesses. Many of Featherstone’s residents, with lack of mobility and internet access, rely on a local banking service to carry out their everyday financial transactions. The closure of the branch will leave Featherstone without any facilities and therefore force residents to travel to nearby towns.

At a time when Featherstone is experiencing increased house building and commercial regeneration it is disappointing that the Yorkshire Bank has made the decision to close its branch in the town.

I am against the closure of the bank and I have written to Yorkshire Bank to strongly urge them to reconsider the closure of the Featherstone Branch.

Labour controlled Featherstone Town Council have also written to Yorkshire Bank expressing their concerns.

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