Barclays Bank have confirmed that they will be retaining a presence in Haxby and Wigginton after the branch closes in October.
The bank has now committed to bank staff attending Haxby and Wigginton’s new library, due to open in autumn 2022, every Wednesday and Thursday between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
Until the library opens, the bank says a mobile branch will park at Haxby Memorial Hall for the same period each week.
It follows a petition launched by Lib Dem councillors to save the bank, which was signed by more than 700 people.
Staff will be able to assist customers with most activities. However they will need to use alternative services such as the Haxby post office for transactions which involve cash.
Bank staff will be available to help with general questions and queries. Appointments will be available to book, along with a walk in service.
Haxby and Wigginton Cllr Andrew Hollyer said: “Whilst we remain hugely disappointed to see the closure of the last bank branch in Haxby and Wigginton, which will cause undoubted difficulties for many local residents and businesses, we’d like to thank everyone that signed the petition for helping us to retain at least some service locally.
“We hope that the presence of staff at the new library will help mitigate some of the concerns about the closure.
“We will continue to work with the bank and local residents and businesses to hopefully resolve some of the remaining concerns.”