A petition calling for the reopening of a Post Office branch in Weston has collected over 750 signatures. Local residents and councillors have been campaigning to save Post Office services in Weston after the area’s branch unexpectedly closed last month.
The petition was organised by local Conservative councillor Malcolm Lees (Con, Weston), who distributed the petition to local shops in the High Street. A total of 752 signatures were collected in just over a week. Local campaigners have said that this show of support will give a boost to their campaign, demonstrating the need for a Post Office branch in the area. The petition has been sent to Post Office Ltd, who are currently looking into possible locations for the village’s Post Office.
Cllr Malcolm Lees (Con, Weston) commented:
“To collect well over seven-hundred signatures in the space of a week is really tremendous. This large show of support will boost our campaign to save Weston’s Post Office and demonstrate to Post Office Ltd how important local residents view the service.
“I am hopeful for the future of Post Office provision in Weston and have spoken with both Post Office Ltd and shop owners in the area about various options for re-opening a branch. However, I will also be pressing Post Office Ltd to organise some sort of temporary service provision until a more permanent solution is found.”