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Former bank could become women's wellbeing centre

PUBLISHED: 10:09 12 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:15 12 June 2019

The former Barclays bank building in Eye that could become a wellbeing centre for women. Picture: Mid Suffolk Council

The former Barclays bank building in Eye that could become a wellbeing centre for women. Picture: Mid Suffolk Council

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A former bank that closed last year sparking anger could be turned into a health and wellbeing centre for teenagers by a local charity.

The Blossom Charity, which works with teenagers to support their wellbeing and future confidence, has applied to change the use of the former Barclays on Broad Street in Eye.

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If approved it plas to create two exercise studios and four treatment and coaching rooms that could be used to run events dealing with wellbeing, health, stress management, exercise and nutrition.

In a planning statement submitted to Mid-Suffolk Council, it states: "The Blossom Charity exists to help women who would like to make their lives work better. We start with teenagers who are beginning to look at what they do when they leave school, graduates leaving university and looking for what next, to women who are still looking for direction whatever their age.

"We have outgrown our current facility in Eye and this gives us much more space with a great amount of flexibility."

Barclays blamed changing customer habits and declining usage for its decision to closure the branch, which had been the last bank in the town.

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