After years of bank closures, NatWest have announced the closure of Tilehurst's last bank, the NatWest branch on School Road. This is the only bank for miles in west Reading - it will leave residents and businesses in Tilehurst, Purley, and Kentwood without local banking services - they will have to go into Reading town centre. Anne Thompson, Janine Lewis, Simon Billows, and the Liberal Democrats are calling on NatWest to reverse their decision to close Tilehurst's last bank, and to retain banking services for local residents and businesses in Tilehurst now and into the future.
Over 400 people have signed our petition to save the last bank in Tilehurst - thank you all so much.
We will shortly be presenting our petiton to NatWest and to LINK, the UK's inter-bank network, to show the strength of feeling in our community for retaining in-person banking services. The closure of the Tilehurst NatWest will mean there are no banks between Newbury town centre and Reading town centre. Councillor James Moore has already met with LINK to explore setting up a banking hub in the area, and we will keep residents updated as things progress.
Thank you for helping us demand a fair deal for our community. We will not stop fighting for you.