A town council has written to the treasury to tell of their disappointment at the closure of their only bank.

Jacky Cole, clerk of Newhaven Town Council, sent the letter to Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, to tell of their “bitter disappointment” at the closure of the HSBC in High Street.

The bank will close on September 12 with residents having to go to Seaford for their nearest.

In the letter Ms Cole said: “When it has closed Newhaven will have no banking facilities left at all except for the very limited ones provided by the Post Office. This will cause hardship for vulnerable local residents such as the elderly, disabled or those who have limited means.”

She also took aim at the Government for not doing enough to ensure banks remained open.