Update on Yorkshire Bank in Wombwell

Met virtually with Virgin Money regarding their decision to close Yorkshire Bank in Wombwell on 3rd August. I expressed my disappointment at the decision, and outlined the concerns residents have raised with me about the impact this will have on our community.

With more than 300 names having signed our petition against the closure, the level of opposition to the decision is clear. Unfortunately, though, Virgin Money have made it clear the decision will not be reversed. Read their explanation of the closure here: https://cutt.ly/YB_ImpactAssessment

They informed me that they are contacting customers at the branch, particularly those over 70 and in vulnerable groups, to inform them of the decision and offer help with transitioning to other ways of banking. If you haven’t had a call and would like one, please do let me know.

They committed to hold physical clinics in Wombwell town centre after the branch shuts, where people can drop in for support with their banking. These will be held for as long as there is demand – please let Virgin Money know if this is something you’d be interested in.