A BANK branch in Frinton’s famous Connaught Avenue is set to close.

Disappointed HSBC customers in Frinton were alerted to their bank’s impending closure by a sign stuck to the door.

The bank is set to withdraw from the town, saying the number of people using the branch has dropped significantly.

It will close permanently in September.

An HSBC spokesman said: “We need to ensure that our branches are in the right locations for our customers and on occasions this means that we need to close a branch where customer footfall has fallen dramatically. 

“Our branch in Frinton is an example of customer usage falling very significantly over the past few years.

“Decisions like this are never easy, but we are working with the small number of customers who use the branch to help them reorganise their finances ahead of the planned closure on September 5.

“Our customers also have access to their accounts, to withdraw and pay in cash, at any UK post office and residents of Frinton will continue to have access to other banking facilities in the town.”

Staff from Frinton will be moved to other HSBC branches.

The town still has a Lloyds TSB, a Barclays and a Natwest in Connaught Avenue.