Opposition mounts to planned bank closure

Campaigners are upset at plans to shut the Natwest branch in Kirton.
Campaigners are upset at plans to shut the Natwest branch in Kirton.

Placard wielding residents took part in a protest outside Natwest – Kirton’s only bank which is scheduled to close on November 25.

The group had gathered to protest the closure in the hope that Natwest will reverse its decision.

Campaign leader, parish councillor John Fitzgerald, pictured back, left, said: “We had about 20 people there at the protest and it really helped to raise the issue to others in the community who then went off to sign the peition. We now have about 500 signatures against the closure.”

A petition has been set up against the closure. Copies of this can be signed in Fossit and Thorne hardware store and Beesons butchers.

A spokesman for Natwest said they decided to close the bank due to a ‘significant drop’ in transactions taking place at the branch.