Ruth Buckley-Salmon, research officer for the National Federation of Sub Postmasters, said: "TSB bank, Church Stretton branch, is due to close. This will doubtless be disappointing to TSB’s customers in Church Stretton. However, alternative banking provision is available to local residents at post office branches nearby.
"The nearest post offices to the closing TSB bank, Church Stretton branch are Church Stretton Post Office in Sandford Avenue; Wentnor Post Office in Rock Close, Wentnor; Bishop's Castle, and Dorrington Post Office in Main Road.
"Each of these branches offers banking services - including deposits, free cash withdrawals and balance checks, as well as offering face-to-face access to government services, bill payment, foreign currency, travel insurance and, of course, postal services. There are currently 2,000 free-to-use ATMs installed across the UK post office network also.
"Post offices are proving vital to retaining people’s and business’s access to cash as the banks continue to desert the high street in order to cut costs and increase their profits.
"Every post office plays a vital role within the heart of the local community. Post offices provide a reliable and essential service which has continued at a high standard across the whole of the UK throughout the pandemic."
The closure of the Church Stretton branch comes just a day after the bank announced it is taking part in "safe spaces" initiative to help victims of domestic abuse.