Barclays have announced  a U-turn on their recently announced plans to withdraw from their agreement with Post Office counters on cash services. Many Corbridge residents were very worried that they would no longer be able to pay in or withdraw cash from the Post Office in Hill Street. Barclays had previously closed their branch in the Market Place and this was quickly followed by the closure of Lloyds on Middle Street leaving only the Post Office and the Co-Op as sources of cash in the village.

I was one of many councillors and MP’s (Guy Opperman met with them in London) who wrote to Barclays asking them to change their mind and it’s good news that they have decided to reverse their original decision.

Read the BBC article here.