Your Clerk has just received a letter informing the Parish Council that Barclays will be closing their Loddon branch on 15 December 2017. The justification for this is that fewer customers are using the branch to do their everyday banking. Opening had already recently reduced to 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) so this decision was in some ways inevitable.
That means the nearest branches of any banks will be in Norwich or Beccles. For those who mostly do mobile or online banking it probably won’t affect them very much. For those who need to deposit cash on a regular basis it will mean a longer and much less convenient journey. Welcome to the future!