Tuesday, August 02, 2022


Brigg Town Council approached Lloyds Bank to inquire if it would consider reviewing the opening hours of the branch on Wrawby Street.
Lloyds is the only 'high street' banking giant still operating in the town centre - HSBC, NatWest and latterly Barclays all having closed their local branches and removed the cash machines.
During a Town Council meeting held some weeks ago, Coun Ann Eardley pointed out that Lloyds was opening fewer hours Monday-Friday than it once did, and not operating at all on Saturdays.
As a result, she suggested, the ATM machine on its frontage was being emptied of cash some Saturdays without staff being on duty to top up supplies.
This particularly applied when farmers' markets were being held.
At the Town Council's latest (July) meeting, held in the Angel Suite Lounge, Town Clerk Kerry McGrath reported a reply from Lloyds, indicating that it would not be amending its current arrangements in Brigg. She made it clear that the council had not complained to Lloyds.
Although traditional counter service has been discountinued, thare are two internal ATMs available in addition to the one on the frontage.
There is also provision to pay in cheques and request assistance from helpful staff about a range of banking services, including making payments from customer accounts.

PICTURED: Lloyds, on Wrawby Street, with its external cash machine on the left. Inset - Coun Ann Eardley.