Lloyds Bank announced yesterday to employees that they will be closing the Odiham Lloyds Bank branch in Odiham on 8th March 2017.
I am very disappointed that Lloyds have chosen to take a decision to close the Odiham Branch. This follows the recent closure of Barclays in Odiham, even though I know that branches are highly valued, especially by older residents and small business owners who often pop in to manage their finances. If their bank accounts are moved to Fleet, this becomes a four hour return journey by public transport, which is clearly not in the best interests of our community.
If you want to send a signal to Lloyds that they should keep the Odiham Branch open, I would encourage you to sign my petition in the box to the side of this page. [This is now closed; the petition has been presented to the House of Commons.]
To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The Humble petition of the people of North East Hampshire.
Sheweth that Lloyds Bank have proposals to close the Odiham High Street branch on 8th March 2017; that this high street branch is particularly highly valued, especially by older residents and small business owners who often pop in to manage their finances; and that if accounts are moved to Fleet, this becomes a four hour return journey by public transport, which is clearly not in the best interests of our community.
Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House urges HM Government to take all possible steps to urge Lloyds Bank to reconsider this decision and to make sure that the banking industry considers the social implications of their actions.
And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.
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