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Long Sutton's only bank will remain open

People in Long Sutton will not be losing their only bank as it has not been included in a list of closures.

TSB is closing 82 branches across the country as part of its bid to save £100 million over the next three years - but Long Sutton is not on the list.

There were fears last week that Long Sutton along with several other branches in Lincolnshire would be shutting their doors as part of this cost cutting bid.

Long Sutton's TSB (22700755)
Long Sutton's TSB (22700755)


The West Street branch is not among those earmarked for closure on the TSB website.

Coun Jack Tyrrell is delighted that Long Sutton is going to retain its bank.

He said: "It is really good news that the bank is not on the list.

"I was concerned last week for older people last week who do not use banking on line. It is good news that they are not going to close this branch.

"I am really pleased that we are not on the list."

Sutton St James Parish councillor Jennifer Garbutt said the branch is a lifeline for a number of people in the area.

She said: "I am really pleased that it is staying open."

The TSB branch has proved to be incredibly important to people in Long Sutton.

The town lost its Barclay's branch in August 2018 with the nearest branches in Spalding or King's Lynn.

Lloyds announced in July last year that it was closing its Holbeach and Donington branches as customers were using branches less and opting for internet banking.

Natwest provides a mobile service which covers Long Sutton on a Friday, the town's market day.

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