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Town Council to Provide Free Post Office Bus

Stone Post Office BusStone Town Council are to provide a free bus service to help Post Office users.

Stone Town Council has been in discussions with the Post Office regarding the re-opening of a
branch in the High Street following the closure of the current outlet early in the new year.

The Council has been reluctantly forced to accept, however, that due to the timescales required by the Post Office nationally there will be a period of time where no Post Office will be available in the
Town Centre.

In order to support those most badly affected by the closure, the Town Council has arranged for a free bus service to be provided on one day per week to enable access from the town centre to other post offices in the area. This will be provided in conjunction with the “Green Bus” community
transport service.

The service is expected to start on 23rd January 2018. Further details of times, pick-up location, and the Post Offices to be visited will be made available in the near future.

Councillor Rob Kenney, Chairman of the Council’s General Purposes Committee, said:

“Stone High Street needs a Post Office, and the Town Council will keep pressing this issue with the Post Office until it is resolved.

In the meantime, I’m pleased that the we have been able to take steps to support the people most badly affected by the closure, and ensure that they can still access essential Post Office services.”

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