THE decision to close the Colwyn Bay branch of a major banking chain has been reversed due to Covid-19.

Clwyd West AM Darren Millar has welcomed news that Lloyds Bank, on Conway Road, will no longer close in the summer as planned.

In January,the bank revealed that they had taken the decision to close their branch in Colwyn Bay on June 30 because of “the changing ways that customers are choosing to bank with us”.

However, Mr Millar has been informed by the bank that “given the extraordinary set of circumstances brought about by the outbreak of Covid-19”, they have taken the decision “not to permanently close the Lloyds Bank branch in Colwyn Bay during this challenging period”, as well as others marked for closure across the UK.

Mr Millar responded:“This is fantastic news and I thank Lloyds Bank for putting their customers first during this difficult period in all our lives.

“I know many of my constituents, particularly the elderly, were concerned about the proposed closure and I was due to meet with the Bank later this month to highlight their worries. However, in light of this week’s development that meeting has now been cancelled.

“Staff in the branch have already been informed of the development, and posters will be displayed in the branch to inform customers”.