Search

Harleston HSBC branch closes for the final time

17:10 24 April 2012

The HSBC in Harleston which closed on April 20.

The HSBC in Harleston which closed on April 20.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

A town centre bank in Harleston has shut its doors for the final time, despite a petition and lobbying by local councillors against its closure.

The HSBC branch in Market Place was closed on April 20 after the bank blamed declining footfall for the decision.

A spokesman for the bank said the nearest branches for customers were at Diss, Halesworth and Beccles.

The ATM machine will also be removed and the town centre building will be put on the market for sale, said the spokesman.

A petition against the closure had been established, which attracted more than 400 signatures and Harleston Town Councillors wrote to HSBC to express their “dismay” at the closure of the branch.

1 comment

Other news

Yesterday, 14:33
A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher

A man from Dickleburgh, near Diss, has been charged with drink driving after his black Audi crashed into a house.

Yesterday, 07:36
Gemma Sanders and Laura Wiseman seen in their England tops

Two Norfolk footballers are seeking sponsorship to help with their dream of playing for Team GB in the Deaf World Cup next month.

Yesterday, 06:00
CVS in Diss. Chief executive is Simon Innes.

Veterinary giant CVS Group is eyeing expansion into Europe as it builds on the most acquisitive year in its history.

Tue, 16:17
Ian Carstairs from Harleston.

Ian Carstairs is a man who loves Harleston, volunteering and the natural world.

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 8°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up