Carnforth Town Council

Carnforth Branch of Barclays is closing…but it’s not goodbye

The Carnforth branch of Barclays is set to close on Thursday 13th October 2022.

In light of the level of public opposition that the closure generated when it was announced in July, Carnforth Town Council met with Barclays representatives in early August to seek assurances on the support that would be available for customers.Barclays explained that the decision had been made after careful consideration of how the branch is used and how customers are banking.

They listened to the concerns raised by residents and expressed a clear desire to maintain some presence in the town so that customers can talk to staff in person on day-to-day banking queries and assistance with managing money.

Barclays have worked hard to find alternative premises in a central location of town with good access and we are pleased to announce that Barclays will be relocated at the Royal Station Hotel on Market Street and be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

The new arrangements will be launched by the Town Mayor, Councillor Chris Smith on Tuesday 18th October (time to be confirmed). The Town Mayor said ‘It is pleasing to see Barclay’s Bank maintaining its support for customers in Carnforth and surrounding areas, especially given that this will be provided using space made available by one of our businesses.

Our thanks to the owner and staff of the Royal Station Hotel for making this service possible. The Town Council will now work with Barclays to ensure that the change is communicated as widely as possible’

Lindsay McAlice-Kennedy, Barclays Customer Care Director, commented: “We’re delighted we’ll be able to operate from the Royal Station Hotel in Carnforth from 18th October onwards and they have made us feel very welcome.

Customers will still have access to general advice and help with basic banking, such as transfers between accounts, change of address, opening of savings and ISA accounts, setting up mobile banking and amending direct debits and standing orders.We look forward to welcoming customers and local residents to our new location – please do call in and say hello as you’re sure to see some familiar faces.”

Carnforth Barclays to relocate after residents' fury at proposed closure

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