Llan­rhos sub post­mas­ter An­gelo Baluyot is clos­ing his branch

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He said: “I am clos­ing early be­cause I can’t af­ford to carry on with the Post Of­fice.

“I am go­ing to bring in a cash ma­chine and a Pay­Point for peo­ple be­cause I want to move for­ward and con­tinue to try to serve the com­mu­nity.”

He said the cash ma­chine will be in­side Llan­rhos Stores.

The Pay­Point will al­low cus­tomers to pay for TV li­cences, coun­cil tax, elec­tric­ity and other bills, and mo­bile phone credit.

Mr Baluyot said: “I am re­sign­ing, a although I don’t want to re­sign and I don’t want to cause any in­con­ve­nience t to my com­mun nity. I feel sad.”

A Post Of­fice s spokesman said Mr Baluyot could “voice his opin­ion” and that e ev­ery busi­ness w was dif­fer­ent.

He said more t than 4,000 branches have been con­verted into ex­ist­ing busi­nesses and 40 or 50 are o open­ing weekly.

The spokesman said: “The rea­son the new m model of Post Of­fices has been so suc­cess­ful is that you can share over­heads and open longer hours in the same build­ing as the shop. The shop ben­e­fits from the Post Of­fice foot­fall.”

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