CRAVEN Arms looks set to lose the last bank in the town.

Ludlow MP Philip Dunne has criticised the decision by Barclays to close their Craven Arms branch which he says is the last bank branch in the town.

The MP is seeking an urgent meeting with the regional director of Barclays in Craven Arms, to make the case for keeping a branch in town and says would work with local representatives to put forward their case.

Barclays has announced their intention to close the branch from the beginning of October.

“I am appalled by this decision by Barclays to remove their branch from Craven Arms, when it is the last bank branch in town,” said Philip Dunne.

“This service is very important to both those banking personally or for businesses. So I am seeking an on-site meeting with the regional director as soon as possible, to make clear why the branch should remain in Craven Arms.

“I will be working with local Shropshire Councillors David Evans and Lee Chapman, as well as Craven Arms Town Council, to coordinate a strong response.”