Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Post Office Closures in Mid Wales.

Post Office Wales has published its decisions about the future of Sub Post Offices in Montgomeryshire. I'm really pleased that a 'partner' arrangement has been agreed in my local village of Berriew. We would have preferred to retain our free standing Post Office, but this is the next best option. Same goes for the similar arrangement proposed at Carno.

I'm also pleased that Postwatch are digging their heels in about Castle Caereinion and Llanbrynmair. These two proposed closures have been 'escalated', which means the decision is going to have be taken at a more senior level within Post Office Ltd. The fight goes on. Well done Postwatch.

But disappointed about Garth Owen. I thought there was a good case for saving it. Still some uncertainty about Abermule PO. It looks as if the decision to close the Abermule Post Office has been confirmed, despite our best efforts to save it - but there is no decision yet about what sort of 'outreach' facility is going to replace it. I really thought the local community had put forward a winning case. I will be fighting to ensure that we don't lose any sort of facility at this busy and growing village.

Short of time at present, so not much opinion in this blog, but will return to this later.

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