THE agency that runs the Cudworth branch of Santander has been served six weeks' notice by the bank.

It means the branch, which currently provides limited banking services such as payment into accounts, has to cease operations as Santander before August.

Carol Burton, who runs the branch on Barnsley Road, said: "We aren't sure what we are going to do yet, there are a few things we are considering.

"This is my family's livelihood, I have to do something."

A statement from Santander said 139 independent branches have been served notice as a part of the consolidation move. After the closure, the nearest branch will be in Barnsley town centre.