Breakthrough in fight to save Colyton Post Office

Campaigners welcome move to relocate the service to Wilkies convenience store in the town centre

HOPES of finding a permanent new home for Colyton Post Office got a major boost this week.

Officials have revealed plans to relocate the service to Wilkies convenience store, in Market Place.

A period of public consultation is now under way and if all goes well the move could happen in February.

The proposals have been welcomed by members of the Save Colyton Post Office Group.

They say the planned move would enable customers to benefit from the store’s extensive opening hours, making post office services available seven days a week, from 7am to 10pm.

A public consultation has begun and a letter detailing the proposed service is available at the current temporary post office in The Square. Residents should send their views on the proposed move to PO Ltd by December 20.

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After taking local opinion into account the Post Office says it will then reach a decision on the move which, if approved, will take place in February.

Jane Dauncey and Dave Baxendale, on behalf of Save Colyton Post Office Group, told The Herald: “This is excellent news and we hope that people will support the plans. We thank PO Ltd for their hard work to find a solution for Colyton and we welcome Wilkies’ involvement.”

No one at Wilkies head office was available for comment.