News that Barclays Bank intends to close its Haverfordwest branch on May 10 this year has been met with disappointment and frustration from local Senedd Member Paul Davies.

The Preseli Pembrokeshire Senedd Member has received correspondence confirming that the closure is set to take place in May, following a decrease in customers using the branch.

Mr Davies said, “It’s really disappointing to hear that yet another bank branch will be closing in Pembrokeshire. Whilst I understand that the way in which many of us bank is very different these days, there are still customers that rely on a physical bank presence, and I will be seeking reassurances that customers will be able to access basic banking facilities in Haverfordwest.”

He also added, “Bank branches are also part of the social fabric of our local communities and this announcement is another blow to the town of Haverfordwest. Efforts must be made in the wake of this announcement to aid the regeneration of the town before it’s too late.”