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MP calls on Barclays Bank to reconsider their Headingley branch closure

July 22, 2014 5:28 PM

Greg Mulholland MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, has called on Barclays Bank to reconsider closing their Headingley branch.

Barclays are proposing to close their Headingley branch in October of this year, meaning the closest branch for residents will be Blenheim Terrace, near Leeds University.

Local residents have already voiced their concerns over the implications of the closure as it is a valuable local service in Headingley.

Commenting, Greg, said:

"I am extremely concerned about the recent announcement by Barclays to close their Headingley branch later this year. This branch is an important local service and if the closure goes ahead many customers will seek to find an alternative bank.

"I understand the next nearest branch of Barclays is in Blenheim Terrace, near Leeds University, wholly inappropriate as it is a significant distance for many older and vulnerable customers, and shows a lack of understanding of the diverse nature of Headingley.

"Headingley has a large number of older residents who prefer to visit their local branch, as well as local traders and other residents who prefer to seek financial advice face-to-face.

"Barclays need to take the concerns of Headingley residents into account and immediately reconsider the closure of this branch."