The Aldeburgh Society has written to Barclays and Therese Coffey, MP to object to the closure of the branch in Aldeburgh High Street noting that this move will adversely affect the vulnerable and in particular the elderly, many of whom cannot get to Leiston and many of whom are not on the internet.
We also pointed out that the cash dispenser in Barclays is the only one in the centre of the Town which is open 24 hours, that the one inside the Post Office can only be used when the Post Office is open and that a busy holiday town like Aldeburgh surely needs a 24 hours cash facility in its High Street where for example all the shops are open on a Sunday.
Barclays are not prepared to reconsider the decision to close but are amenable to discussing the placing of the ATM in another Aldeburgh High Street retail outlet.
We have relayed this to the Town Council and the Aldeburgh Business Association.
We wrote a second time to send Barclays the petition signed by so many Aldeburgh residents and collected by Baggotts. Our letter is here
Barclays have reiterated that they will not reconsider and have explained that they are running “Tea and Tech” sessions at the Branch and at the Fairfield Centre.
Barclays’ letter is here:
They have sent us details of the sessions which are as follows:
21st Feb 2019 at the Fairfield centre
5th March 2019 at the Aldeburgh Branch
21ST March 2019 at the Fairfield centre
11th April at the Fairfield Centre
All events start from 10:00am.