Residents of Thornton Heath and the surrounding area are very disappointed to see the closure of the Barclays Bank branch on the corner of Brigstock Road. When in opposition, the Labour Party pledged to open more bank branches on our high streets and district centres. In fact Cllr Toni Letts claimed to have met with senior bank executives who had supposedly supported this policy. However, as with everything the Labour Party does, the reality on the ground does not their lofty words. I wonder what steps the Labour Council took to convince Barclays not to close this branch. Not much I am sure, and it’s our residents who have to live with the consequences of another high street bank closure.