Thursday, May 24, 2018
ONE BANK KEEN TO INVEST IN BRIGG WHILE SOME OTHERS PULL OUT
Brigg has already seen HSBC close its branch in the Market Place, while NatWest is to do likewise next month.
However, one of our two remaining banks has announced its intention to buck the trend by investing in its Brigg town centre branch.
Lloyds, at grade two listed 69 Wrawby Street, is seeking listed building consent from North Lincolnshire Council for minor alterations to internal partition walls to facilitate an ADDITIONAL THREE internal ATMs (for cash withdrawals) and one IDM machine.
The outside of the building, within the conservation area, will be unaffected.
In a statement submitted with the application, Lloyds says: "The existing building is currently used as a branch of the Lloyds Banking
Group and will remain so."
Those final four words will be seen as really, really important by many people in Brigg.
Lloyds adds: "The refurbishments of the existing building are totally customer orientated and aim to satisfy and increase service availability at this branch as well as improving and refreshing the life of the existing building in a sympathetic manner."
North Lincolnshire Council is now considering the application.
Barclays is the other bank still trading in Brigg town centre.