AM to raise post office closure with company bosses

Residents will be concerned by plans to close a popular post office in Barry – South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has said.

Company bosses have announced that Merthyr Dyfan Post Office is set to close on Thursday 31st May – after the current postmaster resigned the position.

Mr Davies said it was vital a replacement site for the facility – currently provided at the Costcutter store on Merthyr Dyfan Road – was found.

He vowed to work hard to do so – and said he would raise his concerns with company bosses at his constituency office next week.

Mr Davies said, “Post offices play a vital role in our communities – and it is essential that we maintain the service.

“It is therefore bitterly disappointing that Merthyr Dyfan Post Office is set to close – since I know many local people rely on it.

“We must do all we can to find a replacement site – to ensure this temporary closure does not become permanent.

“I will be meeting Post Office bosses next week – and plan to air my concerns then.

“I look forward to working with local residents, businesses and the Post Office to find a suitable alternative – and guarantee the existing provision of Merthyr Dyfan Post Office for local people.”

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