Give Lloyds TSB boss your message on plans to close Meltham branch
Sep 13 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Councillors vow to find village bank closure
COUNCILLORS have vowed to fight to prevent a village bank closing.
And a local MP has secured a meeting with one of the top directors at Lloyds TSB in the protests over the Meltham move.
Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney hopes to persuade Russell Galley to think again on the plan to shut the Lloyds TSB branch in Wessenden Head Road.
Meltham Town Council this week expressed “extreme disappointment” at the proposed closure of the branch. The branch, which includes a cash machine, is to shut for good on November 26.
Customers will then be expected to use branches in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield and Holmfirth.
But Meltham Town councillors have pledged to fight on.
A spokesman for the council said: “Councillors were unanimous in expressing their extreme disappointment at the decision to close Lloyds Bank in the village centre.
“Although the decision appears to be a ‘done deal’ councillors will be writing to the head of Lloyds Bank to voice their protest.
“People can still use the very valuable post office in the village centre to undertake their financial transactions and councillors encourage Lloyds Bank customers to do so.”
Mr McCartney said: “I’ve been hammering away for three days to get to the decision makers at Lloyds TSB to try to get them to reconsider their plans to close their Meltham branch.
“I’ve now secured a face to face meeting with Russell Galley, managing director for savings, investment and protection at Lloyds banking group.