Burford MP Philip Dunne has called on the Post Office to find a sustainable long-term solution, following the recent closure of the Tenbury Wells Post Office in Bowketts.
Following closure of the Post Office in the town on 3rd May, customers whose mail items could not be delivered first time are being directed to collect from the Leominster delivery office. This means businesses and individuals may need to drive ten miles to Leominster and back, perhaps more than once a week to ensure timely deliveries, presenting significant time and financial costs.
Mr Dunne has called for temporary mobile service to be instated until a long term solution can be found.
Mr Dunne said: “Clearly, the round trip to Leominster to collect post will impose significant time and costs for individuals and local businesses, particularly small businesses and self-employed, who cannot easily spare time or staff.
I have called on the Post Office to implement a temporary solution, while a longer-term host can be found for a Post Office service. I have offered to help the Post Office work with businesses in Burford to see if any is willing to host a solution.”