End in sight for post office campaign
A TWO-YEAR campaign to get a second post office open in Portishead could be nearing an end.
With queues at the town’s only post office often spilling out on to the High Street, disgruntled customers have been calling for another to be opened for years.
Their plight was taken up by Portishead Town Council in 2010 and councillors have been working closely with the Post Office ever since.
In addition, earlier this year 261 residents living in the Port Marine and Village Quarter areas signed a petition demanding more post boxes.
A new one has now been installed in Village Square at the Village Quarter, immediately outside a shop earmarked to house a new post office facility.
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Portishead Town Council has confirmed that after identifying a suitable outlet, the Post Office is currently in negotiations with the owner of the Chocolate One retail unit in Village Square, with regards to it housing a new post office facility.
Cllr Reyna Knight said: “I have been campaigning for a second post office for a long time and have supported calls for more post boxes. I am delighted that a new post box has now been installed and that a suitable location has been identified for an additional post office facility.”
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Post Office is expected clinch the deal at Chocolate One within weeks and a spokesman for the organisation said: “The recruitment process is progressing well.”