Still under threat: Millwey Post Office
PUBLISHED: 08:16 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 15 June 2010
MILLWEY Rise Post Office has been saved from the axe for the time being after a decision on its future was delayed for further review".
MILLWEY Rise Post Office has been saved from the axe for the time being - after a decision on its future was delayed for "further review".As Post Office Limited closed 37 branches across the county, a decision on the Axminster community facility was put off because sub-postmaster Terry Fisher, staff and residents mounted a strong campaign.A once-and-for-all decision is expected in the near future.Post Office manager Mel Warren said: "We're really pleased. All we can do is thank everyone for all their support. "The customers, local council and chamber of commerce have all backed us. And without publicity in the newspaper, we might not have got the extra support."If we were to get confirmation that we are not to close, it would be the best news for everyone concerned. We don't want it to close and have people go where they don't want to go."We have been on tenterhooks for weeks, but now it's coming to an end."Last month strong support for the post office was shown with over 60 people attending the meeting and over 1,500 taking forms from Mr Fisher, calling for the post office to remain open. Mr Fisher, who has been based at the post office for 14 years, argued they were running a viable business.He said: "We are open 55 hours a week - just the counter - and 90 if you include the ATM."Sales have gone up 10 per cent - and 40 per cent, if you include the ATM.