6th Dec, 2016

New plan could see postal services return to Vale villages

Aaron Wise 27th May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

POST office services could return to villages around the Vale after plans were proposed to run a mobile service from Evesham.

Several villages including Ashton-under-Hill and Elmley Castle have lost out on postal counter services after local outlets closed.

But Pershore’s MP Harriett Baldwin has been consulted on a plan to run a mobile service from the post office in Evesham.

The High Street office has briefed Mrs Baldwin on the proposals and the community will be consulted for six weeks about the timings and venues of the mobile service.

“I’m pleased to see some level of service returning to the more rural parts of West Worcestershire, but it’s now absolutely vital local people have their say,” Mrs Baldwin said.

“Mobile services give people the chance to access postal facilities closer to their homes, but it’s imperative those people use the service to offer their views.

“I’ll also be welcoming comments on these proposals and look forward to working with the post office to find a solution that works best,” she added.

The local consultation will run between now and Thursday, June 30 and the proposed changes will come into effect in July.

Visit www.postofficeviews.co.uk for more details and online feedback.