Shaw and Crompton Councillors have expressed their dismay at the announced closure of Barclays Bank, Shaw.
The branch in Shaw Town centre is closing in September as part of a wide ranging restructure of the banking group across the country.
Councillor Chris Gloster, Liberal Democrat Councillor for the Shaw Ward said: “with the closure of Barclays this effectively leaves Shaw with only one bank in Shaw and Crompton. Barclays is the only bank in Shaw now open on market day and as such, with the exception of The Post Office, people will be unable to perform any banking functions when Barclays closes’.
Councillor Gloster added: “I suppose we have to count our blessings that the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Shaw avoided the recently announced wave of closures announced by themselves however the branch has only been opening on Monday, Tuesday and Friday for the last twelve months.
Clearly there is an opportunity for RBS to take on more customers from Shaw and Crompton as they now have the monopoly and I have written to the Chief Executive of RBS suggesting that they return to five day banking for this very reason. I await their response.”
COPY LETTER TO RBS: 017 – 24 May – Ross McEwan RBS