The franchise to run Whaley Bridge Post Office has been advertised for several months. High Peak MP Ruth George has met Post Office bosses to press the case for retaining a larger Post Office in the town.
Ruth said: “The loss of the main Post Office at Whaley Bridge would be a great blow to the town centre. I know how important it is for many people – including me! But so far I understand there haven’t been any expressions of interest.
“With hard-working volunteers in Whaley Bridge working with the Canal and Rivers Trust to attract tourists to the canal basin and Transhipment Warehouse, the Post Office is an important part of the link between the canal and town centre.
“There are nearly 300 less franchised Post Offices since the contracts changed in 2016, in spite of nearly £2 billion of government investment into the Post Office.
“I’ve met with the Post Office Head Office to ask for more services to be able to be provided from Whaley Bridge, and a better contract for the store, which would make it more viable.
“Please support the campaign for our main post office in Whaley by signing my petition :
“If you are interested in running Whaley Bridge Post Office, either at the shop on Canal Street or in another retail store in Whaley, have a look at the advert to see if it’s for you or contact the Post Office for more information.”
The advert can be viewed at the Run a Post Office website: https://runapostoffice.co.uk/home/result/show/whaley-bridge-post-office-whaley-bridge-sk23-7ls