A red let­ter day as P.O. re­in­stated

South Wales Evening Post - - NEWS - LIZ PERKINS @lizperkin­spost • 01792 545551 eliz­a­beth.perkins@me­di­awales.co.uk

THE com­mu­nity of Kings­bridge is cel­e­brat­ing fol­low­ing the re-open­ing of its post of­fice which was taken out of ser­vice 15 years ago.

Res­i­dents are de­lighted by the de­ci­sion to open the doors of Gar­den Vil­lage Post Of­fice in Kings­bridge again.

Ll­wchwr Town Coun­cil­lor Wilf Smith has been bat­tling to get the post of­fice back in op­er­a­tion, along with Gower MP To­nia An­to­ni­azzi.

Ms An­to­ni­azzi said: “I’m ab­so­lutely thrilled. I think it’s ab­so­lutely bril­liant that we have been able to get the post of­fice re­in­stated for the com­mu­nity as a whole.

“It’s so good to see some­thing like this re­open­ing at a time when the trend is to close these vi­tal fa­cil­i­ties.

“I am sure it is go­ing to be a great as­set.”

Mr Smith said they had fought hard for nearly two years to en­sure the im­por­tant ser­vice was avail­able again to res­i­dents.

He said: “My main con­cern all along is that we have done this for the com­mu­nity and the peo­ple in the area have a post of­fice again. This cam­paign has been go­ing on since De­cem­ber 2016 and we have to thank busi­ness de­vel­op­ment field man­ager at the Post Of­fice, Amanda Mcgin­ley-heath, for help­ing us through the var­i­ous pro­cesses.

“I would like to wish Mr Singh, who runs the Pre­mier Store where the post of­fice is sit­u­ated, and his fam­ily all the suc­cess with this new ven­ture.”

Shop owner Sukhdev Singh said: “I can’t thank Wilf and To­nia enough for the work they have put in on this.

“It’s not only great for me but it’s a great fa­cil­ity for the com­mu­nity.”

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