Hinckley Liberal Democrat councillors have joined over 120,000 people in signing a petition calling for the saving of Bank branches. They are urging residents who live in the area who support the campaign to add their names to the petition.
The petition to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak calls on the government to take action to stop more bank branch closures and cash point removals.
Signing the petition Hinckley Lib Dem Councillor Michael Mullaney said "Here in Hinckley we are having to endure the closure of the Santander and Halifax bank branches and we don't want to lose anymore. Many residents who prefer to bank in person or struggle banking online will lose out if more bank branches are closed and cash machines removed.
"I hope the government will listen and take action to help keep the bank branches that are left"
Hinckley Councillor David Bill (pictured) said ""I know that the argument is that people are accessing bank information services on-line but there are still many of us who do not use computers. There really is no substitute for being able to talk things through face to face especially when discussing a personal or sensitive matter"
The petition can be signed at Sign the petition to protect people's access to in person banking (38degrees.org.uk)