Residents’ concerns about the closure of the NatWest branch in Cowbridge have been raised with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond.
South Wales Central AM and Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies met with Mr Hammond at Number 11 Downing Street last week – and expressed concern about the closure of branches across the Vale.
The Cowbridge branch is set to close on 4th June next year – despite previous assurances from company bosses that it was safe.
As well as raising the matter with the Chancellor – Mr Davies will be meeting with representatives from NatWest in the New Year – where he vowed to “make his dissatisfaction clear”.
Mr Davies said, “It was good to have the opportunity to meet with the Chancellor and raise my concerns regarding branch closures.
“When NatWest closed their Llantwit Major branch – they assured us Cowbridge would pick up shortfall.
“Local people will now rightly feel misled.
“I will also be raising these concerns with NatWest bosses when I meet with them in the New Year.
“It is unacceptable that Cowbridge will lose the facility and I hope NatWest reconsider their decision.”