Houghton Le Spring Branch of Barclays is a much needed much used local amenity in our community. This branch is also used by our surrounding areas as many have had closures in their area. The closure will have a huge impact of all age ranges in our community. It will negatively impact people who don't drive, meaning expensive bus trips to be able to do some banking business. We ask you look again at the reasons why you feel it necessary to make the closure and take into account that data you may have will be untrustworthy because of Covid implications. You Houghton branch and staff have a huge place in the heart of Houghtons high street and its residents.