Richard Holden, Conservative MP for North West Durham, has confirmed that the Consett Post Office will be reopening.
The reopening follows Richard’s letter to the Chief Executive of Post Office, Mr Nick Read, to express his concerns about the premature closure of the Post Office and the effect this has had on the local community.
The Post Office is currently based within the retailer PhoneHub, which sells phones and stationery, but the store was closed for more than a month.
Richard wrote to Mr Nick Read to enquire about the reopening of the Post Office and to express his concerns about its closure. Richard has now received confirmation that the Post Office is reopening and was informed that the branch operator was putting measures in place to ensure that the reopening is safe for both staff and customers. The store will be operating with revised hours of 9.00-16.45 Monday to Saturday.
Commenting, Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, said:
“I am really pleased that the Post Office has now reopened this week as it is a vital service, especially for the elderly and the vulnerable who rely on the Post Office for so many important daily tasks.
“It is clear that longer term measures need to be taken to ensure that my constituents are not left without a fully operational Post Office again. This is something I will be working on with the local community in the coming months.”