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Have say on future of Melksham Post Office
The future of Melksham’s Crown Post Office will be up for discussion next week at a public meeting in the town.
The Post Office’s plans to relocate the Church Street office will be the main issue up for debate, with the Post Office and the Communication Workers’ Union both promising to send representatives.
Members of the public are invited to attend and put questions to the speakers.
CWU territorial representative Chris Roche said: “If this post office was to close it would be a major blow to the local economy and to the services which many people rely on.
“We are organising this meeting to enable the people of Melksham to give their views and express their support to keep it open.”
The Post Office announced in March it was planning to close the office and relocate its services into another shop elsewhere in the town, as part of a major shake-up of the national Crown Post Office network.
Mr Roche said: “We have already held about 30 of these meetings across the country, and we wanted a meeting in Melksham to give the public the chance to have their say.
“The national officer for the CWU will be attending, and we have invited the Post Office to supply speakers, and sent out invitations to all the local councillors. We did also invite the local MP, but he hasn’t confirmed his attendance.
“We would very much hope if the strength of feeling is great enough, the Post Office will go away and reconsider their position.”
The meeting takes place at the Assembly Hall next Wednesday at 6.30pm.
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