Marine Ward team calls on Barclays to rethink Goring Road bank closure
Pressure is mounting on Barclays to re-think their plan to close the Goring Road branch on 17 April this year. A campaign led by Conservative candidate for Marine Ward and supported by locals has nearly 200 signatures so far and is growing in support.
Speaking at a recent demonstration outside the bank Gavin Poole said “This closure represents an unacceptable degradation of the highstreets and an unwelcome blow to local residents and businesses who rely on this branch for essential banking services”
Conservative Councillor Edward Crouch has written to Barclay’s head of banking services calling for the closure to be halted and the needs of residents to be given greater consideration, he said “We recognise that Barclays as a private business can do as they please, but residents feel strongly that they have not been heard, let alone listened to. Barclays need to press pause on this planned closure and work with local residents to find an alternate solution”
The bank is scheduled to close in less than six weeks and anyone who opposes the closure should support out petition at www.change.org/savebarclaysgoringroad