MP Derek Thomas and local Cornwall councillor Roger Harding to discuss the future of post office services in Newlyn.

More than a 100 people attended a public meeting arranged by West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas and local Cornwall councillor Roger Harding to discuss the future of post office services in Newlyn.

The packed meeting, at The Centre, saw Stuart Taylor and Lewis Horn, from Post Office Ltd, update residents on the progress being made in restoring post office services in Newlyn since the closure of the existing post office early in the year.

Mr Thomas said the Post Office representatives made a commitment to retaining services in the port.

“Stuart and Lewis stated that they were not looking to cut services in Newlyn but there are delays in restoring them due to contractual details,” he said.

“The strong response to our petition and the attendance at this meeting shows how much the post office is valued in Newlyn and I am committed to working with Roger and the local community to see services return to the port as soon as possible,” he said.

Councillor Harding added: “It was encouraging that the Post Office made the commitment to providing services both in the short and long term.

“The Post Office was left in no doubt of the importance of keeping a presence in Newlyn, particularly as we now have no bank here and there are currently looking for a site where they can set up a mobile service.”