Council objects to Post Office move

​Date:28/06/2016

PR ref: 8269

Wakefield Council is seeking assurance from the Post Office that customer needs will be met if the proposal to move the service to Trinity Walk goes ahead.

The Council has formally objected to the move as part of the Post Office’s public consultation, which ends on 6 July.

Cllr David Dagger, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services said: “I have written to the Post Office asking for complete assurance that the full range of services, currently available at the branch on Providence Street, will be available for customers.

“I have also asked for confirmation that WHSmith has actually made a firm commitment to run a new Wakefield Post Office branch and that the required logistics and resources will be in place to support the needs of all customers and the level of demand. Until we receive this, Wakefield Council cannot support the planned move.”

Wakefield Council has requested a response from the Post Office as soon as possible.