NIA Griffith MP has expressed her concerns over the unplanned closure of Kidwelly post office.
Commenting on the unplanned closure of the post office in Station Road, Kidwelly, Nia Griffith MP said:
“I was shocked to hear that Kidwelly post office has been closed down this week for an indefinite period.”
“Kidwelly is a town and needs its own full-time post office, and moreover it is some considerable distance from neighbouring post offices. I am therefore calling on Post Office Ltd to take immediate steps to provide a mobile post office service as a matter of utmost urgency, and to make a priority of finding a more permanent full-time solution as soon as possible.”
“It’s a busy post office and there are businesses and residents in Kidwelly who really need a post office here. I am sure that if the Post Office can identify appropriately qualified individuals to run the service, then we will be able to find a suitable location. There is huge community spirit in Kidwelly and I know people will want to help.”
UPDATE: Tuesday (Apr 21).
Nia Griffith MP said:
“I have now received further information from the External Relations Dept of the Post Office.”
“The branch has temporarily closed in response to the Covid-19 situation. It will be reopening this Thursday morning and will operate on reduced hours of 9am – 1pm each day. They have received a PPE pack (distance signage, gloves, sanitising gel and a perspex screen) which allows them to serve customers safely whilst following social distancing guidelines. The Post Office are currently discussing with the operator their plans to restore the outreach services to the outlying communities that they serve.”
“I understand and support the measures that are being taken and I am glad that it will be reopening soon.”