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Neighbourhood Forum Discusses Bank Closure PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 February 2019 10:23

altA well attended meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum held on Thursday January 31st 2019 has debated what action the Uppingham community should take in the light of the decision by Barclays Bank to close its Uppingham branch at the end of April. Read the full minutes of the meeting here. 

Following a lively debate, and an excellent address from local Postmaster Robin Bromiley (pictured) on the banking and other services available at the Post Office, it was agreed that the Forum Executive collaborate with Rutland County Council and Uppingham Town Council to tackle the consequences of the closure.

Actions will include a meeting with Barclays representatives, a letter to government and Sir Alan Duncan MP expressing outrage at the failure of 'last bank in town' procedures which appear to have no penalty,  a request to Uppingham First to consider operating a weekly bank run with the Uppingham Hopper, support for the Post Office by distributing in a future UNF newsletter details of the services it offers, a campaign to support the cost of the post office relocating to a bigger building with better mobility access provision, and finally incorporating a more permanent response to the banking problem in the town's proposed bid to the  government's Future High Streets Fund competition to be submitted by Rutland County Council in March.

Further information on the Forum response is available from its Coordinator Ron Simpson BEM at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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