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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Post Office consultation goes to the public

THE POST Office has launched a consultation to discuss plans to move Newlyn’s branch to a nearby pub.

The Cornishman reported last month that subpostmaster Darell Sedgwick was keen to upgrade his operation after spotting the Dolphin Inn was up for sale, and put in a bid for the property to try to begin the transition.

Now the central office has officially proposed the idea, citing a larger facility and increased opening hours would benefit the community.

A company statement said: “It is important that they [Mr Sedgwick and his team] make the very best use of resources to ensure future sustainability.

“The subpostmaster at Newlyn has identified an opportunity to move this branch into newly refurbished premises, which will help safeguard the viability of the business.”

As the process is ongoing, the Post Office has called for members of the public to comment on the intended move for a six-week period.

The company will welcome feedback up until September, and said that it will take any thoughts into account before making a final decision.

Field change advisor at the Post Office, Colin Pound, said he feels the new site would be good for the town.

“We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in the area and we are confident that this proposed new location will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future,” he said.

If successful, Mr Sedgwick said he hopes to see his new location open for business later this year.

The consultation will close on Thursday 19 September 19.

To submit a comment: FREEPOST PO Consultation to Post Office Ltd; email; or phone 08457 22 33 44

Courtesy of the Cornishman.