Town Council backs Sir Ed’s NatWest campaign

MP Sir Edward Leigh at NatWest Market Rasen EMN-150806-115756001
MP Sir Edward Leigh at NatWest Market Rasen EMN-150806-115756001

Market Rasen Town Council is backing Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh’s opposition to NatWest’s planned bank closures at Market Rasen and Caistor.

Coun Steve Bunney said the town council should write a letter to the bank.

“I think it’s worth noting it’s something we are disappointed about. I appreciate our chances are slim but a lot of people have expressed concerns,” he said.

Coun Bunney added the planned closures, announced last month, would leave Caistor without any bank whatsoever.

Members agreed to send a letter of support to Sir Edward and also send a letter to Nat West Bank.

When the closures were announced, Sir Edward demanded a meeting with Sir Philip Hampton, NatWest’s chairman, objecting strenuously to this change and requesting a meeting with him to discuss the implications.

The Rasen Mail attempted to contact Sir Edward as to whether the meeting with Sir Philip had taken place or was to, but his spokespeople were unable to confirm as we went to press.