Bill Wiggin, MP for North Herefordshire, has today expressed his delight at the decision to maintain Post Office services in Weobley, after it was announced that the villages’ branch would be moved to a new location.

The move has been welcomed by Bill Wiggin MP and residents alike, after initial fears of a permanent closure. Now, the Magpie Corner Gallery in Weobley will operate as a new local style Post Office branch.

Commenting on the news, Bill Wiggin MP said:

“I am pleased that common sense has prevailed and that we have persuaded the Post Office to allow the branch to remain in Weobley. It is absolutely vital for my constituents in more remote areas to have access to these important services, and the new facility will be a wonderful boost to the residents.”

Mr Wiggin also praised the hard work of the residents who fought so hard to keep the Post Office in the village, saying:

“During the public consultation, many residents made their feelings known and they should be congratulated for their efforts in supporting the continuation of Post Office services in Weobley.”

Departing Postmaster, Mrs Anne Tootell, said she was “delighted that we have managed to save the Post Office after a long hard struggle.”

Bill Wiggin MP said of Mrs Tootell:

“Mrs Tootell has been a fantastic custodian of the Weobley Post Office, and it is thanks in no small part to her determination that we have the resolution we all wanted. I wish Anne the very best in her retirement.”