.We are receiving many representations on this closure which will affect so many of our members, particularly the elderly.
Many of us cannot get to Leiston. Many of us are not able or are unwilling to use online banking because of the risk of fraud. Also if people are expected to go to the Post Office this is not big enough to handle the potential increased traffic.
The cash dispenser in Barclays is the only one in the centre of the Town which is open 24 hours. There is one inside the Post Office but this can only be used when the Post Office is open. 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.
We have taken the matter up with the Regional Director for Barclays and you can see a copy of our letter below. The potential closure will remove an important amenity from our Town.
We have been in contact with our MP and are liaising with Aldeburgh Town Council.