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Greg Mulholland

MP calls on Yorkshire Bank to reconsider their Headingley branch closure

January 20, 2017 9:21 AM

Greg Mulholland MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, has called on Yorkshire Bank to reconsider closing their Headingley branch.

Yorkshire Bank have announced plans to close four of their Leeds branches, including Headingley branch. The branches at Chapel Allerton, and Woodsley Road are also due to close, in addition to the branch on Albion Street, in Leeds City Centre.

The closure of this and the Woodsley Road branch, in Hyde Park, is a double blow to residents in the LS6, and will mean that the closest branch for Headingley residents will be the branch at Briggate, in Leeds City Centre.

Headingley and Hyde Park residents have already voiced their concerns over the implications of the closure as it is a valuable local service in Headingley.

August 2015, blankCommenting, Greg, said:

"I am extremely concerned about the recent announcement by Yorkshire Bank to close their Headingley branch later this year. This branch is an important local service and if the closure goes ahead many customers will seek to find an alternative bank.

"Yorkshire Bank closing both branches in LS6 and abandoning the Headingley and Hyde Park area, isn't acceptable. I understand the next nearest branch of Yorkshire Bank is in Leeds City Centre, which is wholly inappropriate as it is a significant distance for many older and vulnerable customers, and shows a lack of understanding of the diverse nature of Headingley.

"Headingley has a large number of older residents who prefer to visit their local branch, as well as local traders and other residents who prefer to seek financial advice face-to-face.

"Yorkshire Bank need to take the concerns of Headingley residents into account and immediately reconsider the closure of this branch."