Following requests by Councillors, the Post Office has confirmed they are working to have the Post Office at Saughall Bridge reopened.
The popular Post Office serves a large part of the Moreton community. It's closure has been raised by residents with Councillors Colin Baldwin, Gary Bennett and Vida Wilson.
In response, Kelly Innes, External Affairs Adviser at the Post Office, advises:
Unfortunately, Saughall Bridge Post Office had to close unexpectedly for operational reasons. We understand how important Post Office services are to communities and I’m very sorry for the inconvenience and concern caused to customers, especially those who may need to travel further to access the service they require.
I can assure you that we are working to restore service at Saughall Bridge as soon as possible and we will provide official notification to the community and stakeholders as soon as we have more details we can share.
Around 84% of post office branches are agency branches that are operated by franchise partners or sub postmasters, who are independent business people, including this one at Saughall Bridge.
Councillor Vida Wilson said: "While we wait to hear if our bid for a new banking hub in Moreton has been successful, the last thing we need is to lose any more Post Offices in the town."
"I hope the Post Office management can work with the proprietors and restore this service quickly, for the benefit of the local community."
More than 7,000 were closed between 1997 and 2010, until the Government stopped the mass closure and started to invest more in the network.
In return for its government funding, the Post Office has committed to investing in the network, and maintaining around 11,500 branches with no further substantive reductions.