A petition has been launched by a group in Market Weighton after a third bank announced it will be leaving the town’s high street.
Barclays wrote to business owners in Market Weighton announcing it would close its branch in the town on 12 December.
Newsagent Lionel Cashin, owner of The Paper Shop on Market Place and a member of the Town Team, said the closure would be particularly damaging to its thriving high street businesses, many of which are sole trader and would be forced to shut up shop to travel 7.5 miles to Pocklington to use the nearest branch.
The Town Team, which was formed using £10,000 of Portas Pilot Government funding to help boost trade on the high street, has started a petition against the planned closure and hopes to collect as many signatures as possible.
Full story in this week’s (25 September) Pocklington Post.