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MP takes Sedbergh banks campaign to parliament

February 2, 2015 2:30 PM

Tim in SedberghSouth Lakes MP Tim Farron will hand over a 1,000-strong petition tomorrow from residents and businesses in Sedbergh calling for the Government to intervene and force the chief executives of both NatWest and Barclays to overturn their decision to close branches in the town.

The NatWest branch shut last week while Barclays closes in less than two weeks' time. When Barclays goes, the town will be left without a high street branch although there is a post office and NatWest has agreed for one of its mobile branches to visit twice a week.

Tim said: "I will keep working with residents and councillors like Evelyn Westwood to try and offer banking services for the town. It's great that the Post Office will continue to offer counter services, but for these two banks to leave and remove banking from a major town like Sedbergh is unbelievable and I will keep fighting to make them see sense or to try and bring another bank to town."