Recently I sat down with regional directors of Lloyds Bank about the planned closure of the branch in Cheam Village.

I presented them with a petition to stop the closure, which was organised by Conservative Councillor for Cheam, Holly Ramsey, and local resident, Jacquie.

It was a productive discussion, which gave me the opportunity to pass on residents’ more specific concerns about the closure, and was also good for me to hear more about their work in the local community. They have taken the petition away to consider and I will be writing to everyone who signed the petition to feed back once I have some more information.

In the meantime I want to thank Councillor Ramsey and Jacquie for their efforts in organising this petition, and to Lloyds Bank for agreeing to sit down and speak with me.