Pudsey residents can have their say on the future of the town’s post office branch at a special event later this month.
The Post Office have arranged a customer forum to answer customer’s questions and queries on Thursday 12th October, 3pm-6pm, in the Pudsey Hub (former library).
The event comes as part of a consultation into the future of the Church Lane building. There are plans to reinvigorate Pudsey’s post office, including bringing on board a new commercial partner – TNB Training Ltd – to run it, as well as refurbishing the building and extending Saturday opening hours.
Back in January parent company Post Office Ltd originally announced controversial proposals to close the existing branch as part of a raft of national cost-cutting measures and replace it with a counter in another shop or supermarket, on a franchise basis.
The decision was met with an outcry on social media, with many calling for the vital resource to be saved in its present building. An online petition against moving the branch away from its current location was signed by more than 1,600 people earlier this year.
Under current proposals the branch will now stay in its current building. The proposals have been welcomed by both Pudsey’s councillors and MP.
If you are unable to attend the forum, letters are available in branch which explain how you can feed in to the consultation.