On the 1 March 2021, Halifax, 15 Market Place, HG5 8AL, is due to close.
This will doubtless be disappointing to Halifax customers in Knaresborough. However, alternative banking provision is available to local residents at post office branches nearby.
The nearest post offices to the closing Halifax branch are:
49 High Street Harrogate
51 High Street Starbeck
Yew Tree Cottage
Each of these branches offers banking services – including deposits of up to £2,000 cash per transaction, free cash withdrawals and balance checks, as well as offering face-to-face access to government services, bill payment, foreign currency, travel insurance and, of course, postal services.
Cllr Ed Darling said:
As the local councillor for the town centre ward I am disappointed that Halifax will close imminently, but I am thankful that the branch has remained open for 10 months longer than initially planned.
Work continues to increase Knaresborough’s number of ATMs in town centre locations. Meanwhile, Harrogate Borough Council have recently completed a consultation on the town’s banking needs and I look forward to reviewing its findings in due course.”
A spokesperson for the the National Federation of SubPostmasters, said:
Every post office plays a vital role within the heart of the local community. Post offices provide a reliable and essential service which has continued at a high standard across the whole of the UK throughout the pandemic.