Save our Local NatWest Bank!

There has been widespread anger and shock at the news that NatWest wants to close its local Histon branch in March. This has come as a bolt from the blue with no advance warning.

Cllr Jonathan Chatfield (centre) with customer Cedric Foster and local campaigner Yemi Macaulay. 

Please sign the petition below. 

We the undersigned urge NatWest to postpone its decision to close the local branch in Histon, and instead engage with local residents to try to find a way to save the branch so that it is valuable to our community

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  • signed 2015-03-04 18:15:56 +0000
    As Barclays are reducing to four day opening, this is particularly bad news for our villages.
  • signed 2015-03-03 08:30:04 +0000
  • signed 2015-02-09 15:48:02 +0000
    I feel very strongly that Natwest Histon offers a very much in demand service to the village and others close to it (including RBS customers)! It is always busy and I use it regularly. Taking it away would cause much dismay to many including myself and inconvenient trips into an already busy Cambridge city centre. Please don’t take Natwest Histon away.
  • signed 2015-02-04 19:55:23 +0000
  • signed 2015-02-02 09:22:03 +0000
    NatWest leaving Histon would be very damaging for our community , both inconvenient for those wishing to use the Bank & for Business from people coming to this area & doing their shopping etc..

    We were attracted to Histon 30 years ago specifically because of the local Banks. Until my retirement we employed local staff. I would not be surprised if the closure of the Branch had a knock on effect , & as a result local employment was also damaged !

    This is a very bad decision by Nat West in my opinion. Regardless of computers & modern ways of paying for goods , the Bank is clearly popular as is obvious from the number of people using it daily.
  • signed 2015-01-31 19:17:32 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-27 23:26:40 +0000
    Please do not close the Nat West in the village its hugely important to local people and buisness. Banks easily can loose touch with customers and favour with communities closing local branches which are a treasured part of life, please do not close.
  • signed 2015-01-27 15:17:27 +0000
    Histon covers a large elderly and also a large young family community for whom going into Cambridge for banking is not an alternative!
  • signed 2015-01-27 12:49:29 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-19 18:34:21 +0000
    I regularly use this branch with my elderly mother who is getting less able to go on her own. It will take away more independence from her if I have to do all her bank transactions for her. It is ridiculous to assume elderly people can bank online.
  • signed 2015-01-19 11:50:45 +0000
    I use the Nat West local bank about twice a week and will be very upset if it goes. The staff have always been very helpful and friendly.
  • signed 2015-01-19 10:58:25 +0000
    My mother is 89 and always uses the over counter service. I am very concerned how this closure will affect the older residents of Histon/Impington and other surrounding villages who also use the branch. Not everyone can use telephone banking or the internet to deal with their finances online. A friendly face over the counter who can assist people directly is an essential service for the increasing number of older residents in the community.
  • signed 2015-01-19 10:11:15 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-18 16:25:18 +0000
    It’s so convenient to use, saves me a trip into town when I haven’t the time
  • signed 2015-01-17 15:51:02 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-17 14:42:13 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-17 11:42:37 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-15 11:17:31 +0000
    Sign the petition: Save our Local NatWest Bank
  • signed 2015-01-15 11:16:54 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-15 06:50:25 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-14 16:50:20 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-14 08:48:55 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-14 08:43:29 +0000
    This is my only local Natwest branch!
  • signed 2015-01-13 15:13:35 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-12 20:37:52 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-12 15:21:51 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-12 12:39:19 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-12 10:19:30 +0000
  • signed 2015-01-12 00:59:06 +0000
    Very disappointed as we have business and personal accounts. If the boot can help in any way, please let us know x
  • signed 2015-01-11 23:46:57 +0000