MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay is seeking assurances from the Post Office that services will be retained following a controversial decision to move Usk Post Office from 26, Bridge Street to new premises at the Pathways Therapy Centre, at 33 Bridge Street.
The current branch will close on Thursday, March 10th, with the new style branch opening the following day.
Speaking today, Mr Ramsay said:
“Local people have expressed concern about the move and need to be assured that the services available in the current premises will continue to be offered in the new branch.
“There has also been concern about the narrowness of the pavement along Bridge Street and this has been acknowledged by the Post Office who say it is something over which they have no direct control. They say they have reviewed the pedestrian access and that given the proximity to the present site, they are satisfied that the new branch will remain accessible for customers. They have also confirmed that the new operator will install a permanent internal ramp at the entrance as well as a new door to provide easier access, while additional changes will be made to open up the internal layout.”
Mr Ramsay said he would seeking reassurance from the Post Office that the current services enjoyed by customers would be retained.
“The Post Office still plays a vital role in the life of the community, particularly for elderly and disabled people, so it is important that any changes will be carried out sympathetically and will continue to meet customer needs.”