Lloyds Bank have recently announced that they will be permanently closing their branch on the Atherton High Street in early 2022, following a decline in footfall throughout the past year.
Numerous residents in Atherton and the surrounding communities bank with Lloyds and have raised their concerns that the decision to close this branch, worried that this closure may have been made without fair consideration of the impact that COVID-19 and repeat lockdowns in the past year and a half have had on the branch’s footfall.
Ahead of this closure, Leigh MP James Grundy MP, joined by Bolton West & Atherton MP Chris Green and Atherton’s Independent Councillors, have launched a petition to help save the bank, enabling local residents of the Leigh constituency to have their voice heard on this important issue. Mr Grundy will be feeding back the results of his petition with the Lloyds Banking Group.
Commenting on this, MP for Leigh, James Grundy, said:
“I know that this is an issue that many local residents in Atherton will be affected by given that the Lloyds Bank branch in Atherton is the last remaining bank on Atherton's high street, which supports local people and businesses with their everyday and business banking needs.
“This is why I am working with Atherton’s local representatives to launch a petition, but we need your support to demonstrate why the Atherton branch of Lloyds Bank is still a much-needed service in our local community.
“Our petition is now live and accessible on my website. For those who might struggle with using the internet, please either telephone my office or leave a voicemail and a member of my team can help talk you through this survey so you can have your say on the matter.”
To sign this petition please visit: https://www.jamesgrundy.org.uk/campaigns/atherton-lloyds-bank-closure-petition