SIR - I received notification from the bank last week as councillor of the imminent closure of the Yorkshire Bank in Skipton.

I wrote to the bank expressing my great disappointment that the Yorkshire of all banks should make such a decision. I said that Skipton was a thriving town and asked that the bank reconsider its decision. This town's banks provide a service not just to the people and businesses of Skipton but to the wider surrounding area. We also have a significant number of older residents who still appreciate face-to-face service.

John Dawson

Skipton Town Councillor

Skipton North

Gainsborough Court