Helen White, one of the villages active campaigners again the closure of the Milford on Sea HSBC Branch, received an unexpected telephone call this week from an official at HSBC. During the conversation the guy said “if we close our accounts we will be cutting our nose off to spite our faces, after all we will still have to travel to Lymington or New Milton for other reasons." It looks like the investment HSBC has made in PR training for their staff has been extremely well spent. However, it might be worth spending a little bit of the cash saved on closing our branch on a tad more training for this guy. Mr PR Guru went on to say ‘that they had consulted everyone on this issue’. I guess he was calling from the HSBC fantasy department.