THE battle against the sale and closure of a Crown Post Office is continuing following a big response from the public.
Discussions opposing the proposed sale of Rhyl Crown Post Office, situated on the corner of Water Street and Wellington road, took place during a meeting at Rhyl Town Hall last week.
Concerned residents heard from MP Chris Ruane, CWU reps Carl Maden and Gerry Gray, Rhyl Town Mayor Andy Rutherford, Denbighshire councillor Brian Blakeley and the Post Office about proposals which opponents feel will lead to poorer service, loss of staff and good secure jobs.
The Post Office is set to be replaced by a franchise with a retail partner at another site within the town.
MP Chris Ruane said: “The people of the Vale of Clwyd should not have to put up with a second class service and that’s exactly what the proposals could lead to.
“There will be a huge negative impact on staff, customers and those businesses around the current Crown Post Office.
“Over a thousand people signed a petition opposing the proposal as they believe Rhyl deserves a Crown Post Office.
“People want answers as to why Rhyl is once again being targeted by the coalition government following the loss of the family courts and the Army Recruitment office and I have tabled a number of Parliamentary Questions on this issue.
“I would like to thank all those who were able to attend for coming out to the meeting and voicing their concerns.”