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The Mayor of Glastonbury is to lead a protest when Barclays bank closes its doors for the last time later.
Residents of the town have been campaigning to keep at least one of their high street branches. Two banks have already gone, Barclays makes the third closure and the final bank - Lloyds - will shut next month.
A protest planned for today (Friday 4) is yet another stand in a long campaign to persuade at least one local bank to stay.
Campaigners have already created what they believe is the biggest ever bank queue in the town and created this campaign video:
Barclays and Lloyds say they have branches in nearby Street and fewer customers used them now.
Council bosses have been accused of putting PR ahead of safety as the Authority proposes to cut funding for school crossing patrols.
The Conservative leaders of Devon County Council have put forward the plans to cut the money given for Lollipop ladies
The Lib Dem opposition say that the Tories are protecting council departments at the expense of front line services. The Authority says it needs to save money from its road safety budget.
We also spoke to Cllr Alan Connett, Leader of the Lib Dem group on Devon County Council.
We have been exploring alternative ways of funding school crossing patrols in the county in order to help the service continue. We are reviewing feedback from a public consultation, which will be reported back to Cabinet in due course.
The budget for this year will be set at a council meeting in Exeter on February 23.