Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore, has called on the Post Office to act decisively to end the prolonged temporary Post Office closures across his constituency.
Speaking during a debate in Westminster Hall, Chris highlighted the temporary closures affecting communities in Ogmore Vale, Aberkenfig and Bettws and asked UK Government ministers to put pressure on the Post Office to act.
Some of these temporary closures are nearing a year, with many local residents having to travel longer distances to access services.
Chris suggested that temporary closures can actually cause as much of a problem as permanent closures, with customers left in limbo until a premises can be reopened.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“For far too long, local residents have had to suffer with a very limited Post Office services in some areas of the constituency. With the increasing number of high street bank closures meaning that people increasingly have to rely on post offices, we need real action to give residents their vital services back.
“I’ve been working closely with the Post Office to resolve these issues but it’s high time we saw some real momentum on this issue.”
Chris’ Ogmore constituency now only has one bank branch for the whole of his 58,000 constituents. He will be continuing to work closely with Post Office officials to resolve the closures as soon as possible.