MP seeks ‘urgent’ Post Office talks

Susan Elan Jones MP will seek an urgent meeting with the Post Office in a bid to find a solution to the closure of their Bangor-on-Dee service.

The Post Office in Bangor-on-Dee is embedded in the village shop, ‘The Middle Shop’. The postal and banking service offered by the business is reportedly no longer financially sustainable and a decision to discontinue it, if no resolution can be found, has been made.

After being contacted by concerned representatives from the area, the Clwyd South MP said: “This is a tremendous local business, which offers a vital post office services to the residents in this part of the constituency.

I’m not happy about some of the changes being made nationally to the Post Office and I shall be making formal representations to them on this matter. Local businesses like this deserve our support. They are the heart of the local community and the national Post Office should treat them properly”.

Local businesswoman, Edith Williamson, said: “Bangor-on-Dee is a thriving village, but has an ageing population. It relies heavily on the Post Office. I personally do my banking there and send about 11 – 12 parcels a week. If we lose the Post Office in Overton and the one in Bangor-on-Dee, we would have to travel 6 miles one way or 8 the other to buy a stamp”.

As well as formal representations, Ms Jones MP also plans to present a petition to highlight this situation in Parliament.