Yes it’s true – Barclay’s no longer wants to bank in Cowplain – the Cowplain branch of Barclays locks it’s cash safe and closes the counters for the last time on Friday 5th September.
I remember opening a Barclays Bank Account at the Cowplain Barclays Branch specifically so the salary of my first job could be paid into an account that allowed debit card purchases, and I’m pretty certain that on the way to Waitrose in the 70’s and 80’s my Mum used to pay the household bills at this branch.
So now what for the residents of Cowplain? Well there’s visiting the Barclays branch in Waterlooville, or stop using a branch altogether and your pay bills by direct debit or online – but of course those options aren’t available to everyone.
What do you plan to do now, what do you think of this closure?