This was the dramatic Front Page headline in this weekend's Montgomeryshire County Times. Must admit that I was a bit taken aback by this. I had no idea that any decision had yet been made about the closure programme in Central Wales. And I'm trying to keep my ear close to the ground on this issue. I'd like to know where this little tit-bit of information came from.
I'll give Edna a ring in the morning. We've already had a chat about the Postwatch Wales recommendations to Post Office Ltd. We knew that Eifion Pritchard and his team at Capital Tower has asked that nine if the proposed closures should be reconsidered. Included in the nine are Garth Owen Post Office at Newtown (Cllr Bob Mills must have done a good campaigning job), and Abermule Post Office. I hope that Post Office Ltd listen.
Must say the case for saving from closure is weakened by the number being asked for. It was made quite explicit in the consultation meetings that 2,500 had to close across the country and my impression was that we'd be lucky to save two, rather than nine. Still, I'm with Postwatch all the way on this. I'm going to try to find out where the advance notice that Abermule is to be spared from closure came from though.