WELLINGTON is set to be without a bank - but luckily, the closure is only temporary.

The town's remaining bank, Lloyds, will be closing for nearly four weeks on Saturday, May 18, from 1pm.

The closure is to allow for maintenance and works to improve accessibility.  

The bank will then reopen on Tuesday, June 11 at 9.30am.

The banking giant is urging customers to visit its Taunton branch on Fore Street, or to cross the county line to visit its Tiverton branch, also on Fore Street.

Alternatively, customers can use the online banking service.

Lloyds is the last bank standing in the town, after NatWest and HSBC closed in 2017, and Barclays followed suit in 2018.

A spokesman for Lloyds said: "The Lloyds Wellington Branch will be temporarily closed from Saturday May 18 due to planned refurbishment work.  

"When we reopen on Tuesday June 11 customers will benefit from improved accessibility, including step-free access to the branch and a new automatic door.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the time we are closed.

"Customers will be able to continue to access their banking locally by visiting the nearest branch in Taunton, the local Post Office or by using our online and telephone banking services."