Strong petition response will boost hopes of better post office service in Newlyn

Scores of petitions demanding the return of the two-day a week mobile post office service in Newlyn were collected by members of the ‘A Post Office for Newlyn’ group, West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas and local Cornwall councillor Roger Harding on Saturday.

In July, the mobile service, which had been serving the people of Newlyn from a location in the Strand for two full days a week for more than a year, was cut back to two afternoons a week, to enable the mobile service to visit other villages in West Cornwall.

However members of the ‘A Post Office for Newlyn’ group, with the support of Mr Thomas, say the cut back is unacceptable and are campaigning for a resumption of the full two-day service while ongoing efforts to find a permanent post office facility in Newlyn continue.

Petitions were delivered to households throughout Newlyn and on Saturday, Mr Thomas, Cllr Harding and members of the ‘A Post Office for Newlyn’ group were at the Strand to collect the signed petitions.

 “We had an excellent response for the campaign to reinstate the two-day mobile service,” said Mr Thomas.

“It’s very clear that people in Newlyn value and need a decent post office on their doorstep and a reliable, two days a week service is the least they should expect.

“I am meeting representatives of Post Office Ltd this week and will be able to convey on behalf of Newlyn residents the strength of feeling they have on this issue.”