Holbeach Parish Council is to protest at Barclays Bank’s decision to close its branch in the town by taking its business elsewhere.
At a meeting on Monday, members voted eight-four to transfer the council’s accounts to another bank in the town centre after Barclays confirmed that its High Street branch would be closing on October 11.
The vote came despite a recommendation by the council’s finance committee to continue banking with Barclays at its branch in Long Sutton.
Coun Isobel Hutchinson, who proposed the move away from Barclays, said: “I don’t believe it’s practical to have a clerk in Holbeach who has to go to Long Sutton or Spalding to do the council’s banking.
“They’ll have to keep going out in their car which will take them out of the office far too often.
“I also think the council should make a stand as we can’t be seen by the public to be encouraging big businesses to walk away from our town.”
Coun Paul Brighton, finance committee chairman, said: “We discussed the issue and those involved preferred to stay where we were because of everything you have to go through to move the accounts and get them set up at another bank.
“But I take the point about making a stand.”