Bank branch due for closure moves to local library

23 September 2022

Following feedback from local residents about a branch of Barclays bank due for closure, Thurrock Council has worked with Barclays to relocate the branch to Corringham library.

The Corringham town centre branch, which is due to close its doors at the end of the month, will move to operating a cashless site from Corringham library on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 4:30pm, beginning on Monday 26 September. All cash and cheque transactions and cash withdrawals can be completed at any local Post Office.

Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, said "This is a fantastic example of listening to feedback from local people and working closely with businesses, to see how we can best meet the needs of our residents whilst generating income.

"The feedback, which was shared with Local Area Coordinators and Community Builders, made it clear that people in the area still wish to use these services. Our teams got to work seeing where and how, in collaboration with Barclays, we could offer a level of service for people in the local area, resulting in the bank now operating from our cherished library 2 days a week.

"This means our residents can continue to access face to face support for their banking needs, such as paying bills electronically and transferring payments, with an opportunity to explore the wide range of books and activities in our library."

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