Bank branch closure date pushed back

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has welcomed the news that NatWest have delayed the planned closure of their Cowbridge branch by six months.

 

The branch had been set to close on June 4th – but following discussions with Mr Davies this has now been pushed back until November 7th.

 

When the closure was announced – NatWest bosses provided guarantees that the post office would be able to take over most services.

 

But the town has been without a post office since last year – and a new site is not set to open until the autumn.

 

Mr Davies recently met with Stuart Taylor – Post Office External Relations Manager – to raise these concerns – and he is pleased there will now be a handover period. 

 

Mr Davies said, “I was bitterly disappointed when NatWest announced the Cowbridge branch was set to close – because many local people rely on the services it provides.

 

“It is without doubt a blow to the town – and it is vital action is taken to mitigate the impacts it will have.

 

“I was therefore pleased when I met with company bosses who they assured me the post office would be able to take over most services.

 

“But we know the town is currently without the facility – and while we have had positive news on that front – a replacement will not be provided before September.

 

“It’s vital the bank does not close until the post office opens – and I’m delighted this will now be the case.”

 

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[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has welcomed the news that the closure of NatWest’s Cowbridge branch has been pushed back until November]