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The financial institution says it has seen “a sustained fall in customer transactions across our network”.

Dr Davies mentioned: “In recent years we have seen bank closure after bank closure in the Vale of Clwyd. Throughout this time, it has been reassuring to residents in Rhyl that there seemed to be no threat to the banks in the town, as a regional centre.”

But he added: “It is therefore extremely concerning that Rhyl is now set to lose the first of its major banks.”

Rhyl East Cllr Justine Evans, who has been a customer of the bank for over 30 years and uses the Rhyl branch, told North Wales Live: “I was saddened to hear about the closure of Barclays in Rhyl which has been a prominent feature in the town for a great many years.

“All the staff at the branch have always been extremely helpful and my thoughts are with them at this time. Rhyl has lost many shops and cafes over the years and sadly there are already too many empty buildings in the town centre.

“The closure of Barclays in August will be another blow to the High Street. I really hope that other banks in the town don’t follow suit.”

One Tripadvisor person wrote took to the journey evaluation web site to speak about their experiences in Rhyl.

They mentioned: “Got moved here in June and what a big mistakes it was. Rhyl is such a dump it’s depressing. Would not advise visiting at all.”

Despite its detrimental opinions the city has new plans to reboot with practically £25m being spent in town centre to assist enhance it as a part of the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns initiative.

More than £65million in funding has additionally been attracted for tasks just like the SC2 Waterpark, Pont y Ddraig bridge and harbour enhancements. The Pavilion Theatre has been renovated and the 1891 Restaurant has been opened. Rhyl additionally now has a Premier Inn and Travelodge.