challenges decision to cut Highbridge Post Office opening hours
MP James Heappey is to challenge a decision to reduce the opening
hours at Highbridge Post Office, after it was saved from closure
back in October 2017.
the resolution of a contractual issue, the Post Office in Church
Street has continued to open as usual, despite being on the brink
it has just been announced that the opening hours will be scaled
back and it will be closed on Saturdays.
Heappey said: "I am disappointed by the decision to reduce
the opening hours at the Highbridge Post Office. Post Offices provide
many vital services for the community and have become particularly
important after recent bank branch closures in the area."
will be writing to the Post Office to challenge the decision and
to see what could be done to restore the previous opening hours."
post office currently has opening hours of 8am to 6pm from Monday
to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays, however the Post Office has
confirmed that the store's opening hours will be cut by 16 hours
for the Post Office said: "We have been in discussion with
the Postmaster and we have agreed to his request to reduce the opening
hours of Highbridge Post Office. From February 12th, the new hours
will be Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm."
the vacancy for Highbridge Post Office is currently advertised on
the Post Office's website at www.runapostoffice.co.uk.
Applications from potential retail partners interested in running
the Post Office in Highbridge can be submitted.