Twyford Post Of­fice re­mains closed

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

THE LEADER of Wokingham’s Lib­eral Democrats has ex­pressed his con­cern over the on­go­ing clo­sure of Twyford’s Post Of­fice.

Last month, the branch in Booze Bar­gain, was shut sud­denly leav­ing vil­lagers with a trek to Hurst or Wood­ley to get their stamps.

A sign on the door said that it was closed for a rou­tine au­dit and would be open again in five min­utes, but that has not been the case. The Post Of­fice has con­firmed that the branch was shut on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 16 and has yet to re-open.

Cllr Lind­say Fer­ris, who is a Twyford coun­cil­lor, said that even he didn’t know why the branch re­mained shut.

He said: “It was moved from the Chemist next door where it had been suc­cess­fully lo­cated for about 15 years, only about 2-3 years ago.

“At this stage we do not know why it is closed, other than we have been ad­vised it is out of the con­trol of the Post Of­fice. How long will it re­main closed, or will we need to find an­other site?

“How long will this take?

“The sit­u­a­tion in Twyford has been caused by the Post Of­fice hav­ing a new fi­nan­cial ar­range­ment, no doubt for their ben­e­fit, but where is the ben­e­fit for the res­i­dents in Twyford, es­pe­cially the older res­i­dents, or those who wish to get their money from their Post Of­fice Ac­count?”

A Post Of­fice spokesper­son said: “We sin­cerely apol­o­gise to cus­tomers for any in­con­ve­nience caused by the tem­po­rary clo­sure of Twyford Post Of­fice.

“We are work­ing hard to re­store ser­vices for the com­mu­nity as quickly as pos­si­ble.”

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