NATWEST have been slammed by a Barnsley MP for planning to close its Royston branch.

Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, has urged the bank to think again.

Jarvis said: "This branch is at the heart of the Royston community, providing much-needed services for local people, businesses and organisations.

"Many of my constituents remain in the dark about why this branch is closing. It’s clear to me that the NatWest have fallen short when it comes to consulting with the local community about this closure.

"As taxpayers, my constituents rightly feel they have a personal stake in the NatWest as part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

"I remain unconvinced by promises that the local Post Office will be able absorb the banking trade from this busy branch and have written to the chief executive of NatWest to demand urgent answers."