Jan Pound and Shenfield Conservatives to Oppose Closure of Bank

Local Conservatives are set to oppose the decision to close the Shenfield branch of the HSBC Bank. 

The move comes just weeks after Ingatestone was left without a Bank, following the closure of the local Barclays branch, despite a lot of local opposition.

Shenfield Conservatives have pledged to fight this new announcement.

Local Councillor Louise Rowlands said: "I'm disappointed to see that HSBC are closing their Shenfield branch and will be writing to them to ask them to reconsider. As the "world's local bank" they have a track record of providing services here in Shenfield, which are used by many local businesses and residents, including myself, and I hope that this continues.” 

Jan Pound, Shenfield resident and candidate in the forthcoming by-election added her support to keep the Bank open and is campaigning alongside Louise to encourage the Bank to reconsider its decision.