Local Liberal Democrat Councillor Ashley Mason is calling on Post Office bosses to move quickly to restore counter services at Woodthorpe Post Office.
Counter services at the Post Office were withdrawn suddenly last week, with rumours circulating locally that the counter will be closed for five weeks. Liberal Democrat Councillors for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe contacted the Post Office late last week to request an update, and they have received the following statement:
"I can confirm that this branch has been closed on a temporary basis due to circumstances outside of Post Office Ltd's control. We can't disclose any further details about the closure as this information is private and confidential, and I'm unable to confirm when the branch will re-open, I can however assure you that our internal teams are working to minimise this disruption in service as much as possible."
Cllr Ashley Mason, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe, commented:
"The local Post Office is a real lifeline for many local people, particularly older residents, who would otherwise struggle to get to other branches in Acomb or Dringhouses.”
“This closure, however temporary it may be, couldn't have come at a worse time, with many people wanting to send Christmas cards overseas or parcels to friends and family.”
“I am calling on the Post Office to restore counter services as quickly as possible."