Clwyd West AM Darren Millar has welcomed news that Post Office services in a Denbighshire village are to be restored.
The branch at Llandegla closed temporarily almost two years ago because the Postmaster resigned and the premises were withdrawn for Post Office use. Since that time local residents have had to travel to nearby towns to access post office services.
In order to restore Post Office services to customers in the village, Post Office Ltd are proposing to introduce a Hosted Outreach service which will operate from Llandegla Community Shop. They have stated that “The establishment of an Outreach service presents the best possible solution to enable us to secure Post Office services in Llandegla in the longer term.”
They are now starting a six week local public consultation before they finalise their plans.
People can share their views on the proposed move through the online questionnaire via postofficeviews.co.uk. When entering the site you will be asked to enter the code for this branch: 57361499.
“Post Offices offer a social lifeline to those that they serve, particularly the elderly and the vulnerable and it has been concerning to see so many of them close over the years. I am therefore extremely pleased that Post Office Ltd are looking to resume services in Llandegla, and I am sure local residents will share in my delight.
“I know some customers may be concerned about carrying out their Post Office business in a different type of environment from what they are used to, but these outreach services have proved a huge success in other areas and in no means compromise the professional service that we all expect to be provided at all our Post Office branches.
“I would urge local residents to take part in the consultation process and let Post Office Ltd know what they want and expect from the new service. The consultation will end on September 29th 2017.”