Friday 13th October
Sir John Whittingdale was invited to cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Barclays Local in South Woodham Ferrers.
Following the closure of the Barclays branches in South Woodham Ferrers and Burnham on Crouch last year, Barclays have launched Barclays Locals in both towns to offer non-cash services to customers. In South Woodham Ferrers, the Barclays Local operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Champions Manor Hall while in Burnham on Crouch it is located in the Town Council offices in Chapel Road on Tuesday and Thursdays. While cash services for Barclays customers are available through the Post office, they can have face to face meetings with Barclays staff who can provide financial support and advice.
Sir John said:
“I am delighted that with many banks closing their branches, Barclays customers will still be able to meet and talk to financial advisers in person. This is a great initiative by Barclays working with the Town Councils of South Woodham Ferrers and Burnham on Crouch”.
Sir John is pictured with Ian Lovelock, Deputy Customer Care Director, and Stacey Evans and Nicola Pearce, customer care leads, as well as Mayor of South Woodham Ferrers, Cllr Donna Eley, and Cllr Toni Perham, Deputy Mayor.